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Bertil Rolandsson


Department of Sociology and Work
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Bertil Rolandsson

BERTIL ROLANDSSON took his Ph.D. in Sociology 2003, at the Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg. His thesis focuses upon how the Swedish labour union framed the ICT-development between 1976-1996.

Teaching and tutoring Rolandsson is mainly teaching in organizational theory, but also in courses about work life or sociology broadly.

Specialist fields His research focuses ICT and the organization of work, and issues such as governance and trust in that field. He also does research about risk/security culture at work.

Current research At the moment Rolandsson is involved in two research projects. One of them is financed by FAS and focus on how open practices of work/co-production are organized in media, pharma- and the software industry. The other project is financed by VR (Vetenskapsrådet) and focus on attempts to organize trustworthy and receptive modes of work within the police.

Miscellaneous Bertil Rolandsson has also worked at Mid-Sweden University and University of Borås.

Selected publications Rolandsson, Bertil (2003) Facket, informationsteknologin och politiken – Strategier och perspektiv inom LO 1976-1996. Göteborgs Studies in Sociology, Doctoral thesis, Dept. of Sociology, Gothenburg University.

Margareta Oudhuis och Bertil Rolandsson (2007), “Creating confidence and engagement in joint knowledge production – practices and problems”, in International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol 2, Issue 1, pp. 375-384

Rolandsson, Bertil & Björck, Ulric (2008), “Being an Efficient or Dialogue Oriented Rural Municipality on the Net – Framing Civil Servants’ Confidence in E-services”, in International Journal of Internet Science, 2008, Vol. 3, Issue 1.

Rolandsson, Bertil & Ekwall, Daniel (2010), “Frames of Thefts at Work – Security Culture and the Organisation of Responsibility in Transport Networks”, in Security Journal, Palgrave MacMillan. 23, 174–191.

Rolandsson, Bertil; Bergquist, Magnus; Ljungberg, Jan (2011) "Open Source in the Firm: Opening up Professional Practices of Software Development", in Research Policy, Volume 40, Issue 4, May 2011, Pages 576-587.

Rolandsson, Bertil (2011) ”Att kontrollera öppen mjukvaruutveckling – den digitala allmänningen och anställda programmerares självstyrningsstrategier”, i (Red.) Larsson, B. & Engdahl, O. Social kontroll – Övervakning, disciplinering och självreglering, Malmö: Liber.

Magnus Bergquist, Jan Ljungberg and Bertil Rolandsson (2011) A Historical Account of the Value of Free and Open Source Software: From Software Commune to Commercial Commons, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2011, Volume 365, Open Source Systems: Grounding Research, pp. 196-207.

Rolandsson, Bertil (2012) ” Professional Strategies for Handling Risks in Open Modes of Software Development”, i G. Tsobanoglou (Red.) The Politics of Participation and Empowerment - Current Issues and Practices, Hildesheim, Germany: Verlag fur Gesellschaftsarchitectur.

Theandersson, Ch. & Rolandsson, B (2013) Preventing Cooperative Knowledge Production From Falling Apart: A Matter of Trust in Academia, i Sage Open, Vol. 3, No. 4, October-December 2013:1-12.

Ekwall, D. & Rolandsson, B. (2013) “Security aspects on corporate culture in a logistics terminal setting”, Journal of Transportation Security, Vol. 6, No 1. Pp. 13-25.

Bertil Rolandsson , (2015),"Partnerships with the police – logics and strategies of justification", Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 10 Iss 1 pp. 2 – 20.