Swedish Research on Work Organization 2007-2013
Sweden has by tradition had a strong research capacity in several domains of Working Life Research, but changes in the research funding structure, the academic environments, research priorities as well as other major changes in society, inevitably affects research interest and research capacity. In particular, Sweden has had a strong capacity in the field of work organization research, to some extent originating from a social con- tract between parties on the labor market in a welfare state that has changed substantially in recent years. As a part of major societal changes in Sweden, specific public research funding to working life research has been discontinued and Forte is now the main public research funder in the area. In order to find out the present situation regarding quality and capacity of Swedish research on work organization, the board of Forte took the initiative to ask an international panel to perform an evaluation of the research area.