Jonas Cedergren

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration

Research

My PhD-project focus on the state of clinical medical research in Sweden and the organization of university-hospitals, with an emphasis on the situation for physician-scientists in their role as translators between scientific research and clinical work. This includes mapping out the various career paths that exists within the university-hospital, and how the circumstances changes as the career develops. Through an in-depth qualitative study, I take a micro approach to better understand the challenges they experience, with a special emphasis on the dual roles that they have and how this impacts their situation. Theoretically, I mainly use aspects from professional and career theory, such as socialization, role transitions, identity, and liminality. Influenced by the Chicago school of sociology and Stephen Barley, I argue that by studying the individual career we can, in addition to better understand the situation for the individual actors, provide a more complete picture of the organization as a whole.