Organizing Professionalism – New Elites, Stratification and Division of Labor

Johan Alvehus, Gustaf Kastberg, Sanna Eklund

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The case in this study is the introduction of a new more prominent position for teachers. The aim is to contribute to the literature on stratification and organizing of professions. This is done by addressing the question how division of labor is affected by enhanced organization of a profession? The paper illustrates how stratification took place and a new division of labor emerged. Not much conflict was observed regarding the new division of labor and it is proposed that this is because the new division of labor did not challenge the dominance over the core domain of teachers or of principals. The increase in organization did not lead to an increase in control of the profession but an increase in control by the profession. In addition, stratification in fact led to a de-hybridization of the roles of teachers and principals.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalPublic Organization Review
Issue number1
Early online date2019 Jan 8
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Business Administration

Free keywords

  • Profession
  • Teachers
  • Stratification
  • Organizing


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