Roland Paulsen

Associate Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • Business Administration



I have written four books including Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance (Cambridge University Press) where I address the mystery of why some employees can be very idle at work whereas others suffer from stress and work intensification. I have also studied and written about the Swedish workfare system, and my last book Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say (co-authored with Mats Alvesson and Yiannis Gabriel, Oxford University Press) is about the lack of relevance and meaningfulness in social science. 


I currently teach FEKA90 - Delkurs: Organisation and BUSN44 Strategic Human Resource Management

Recent research outputs

Mats Alvesson & Roland Paulsen, 2018, Akademiskt ansvar: Från Högskolan i Borås till Humboldt. Erikson, M. G. & Johannison, J. (eds.). Borås: Högskolan i Borås, p. 67-76 (Vetenskap för profession; no. 43)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Mats Alvesson, Yiannis, G. & Roland Paulsen, 2017 Jul 6, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 176 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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