Roland Paulsen

Roland Paulsen

Senior Lecturer, Associate professor

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I have written five 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 the 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. 

UKÄ subject classification

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


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