I have a long standing interest in problems and issues cutting across levels, types of actors, and disciplinary boundaries. This includes questions on accountability and legitimacy, knowledge and regulation, and risk-management across the public-private divide.
Since July 1, 2018, I am a member of the SSE Board of Governors.
(In)Equality in Elite Organizations
One current research interest, with associate professor Ebba Sjögren (Stockholm School of Business), is the gendering effects of formalisation in processes of academic assessment and promotion.
I am currently also building a research programme in collaboration with assistant professor Pernilla Bolander (SSE), and associate professor Ebba Sjögren (SBS). We analyse how the 'supply chain' for knowledge and the organizing of the core business may be implicated in the perpetuation of gender inequality in elite business organizations (with support from the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation & the Tore Browaldh Foundation).
For-Profit Professionals as Agents of the State
In Securitization in Practice - Lawyers in Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism in the UK, Sweden and France, headed by professor Ulrika Mörth, and funded by the Swedish Research Council (http://www.vr.se/), we analysed to what degree and how ‘for-profit professionals’ managed to align control and ‘policing’ on behalf of the public principal with existing business practices, the interests of clients, and professional norms and ethics. The project further probed questions on professional identity and resistance.
Publications (see the "Publications" document for a comprehensive list)
with Ebba Sjögren (2019) ‘No Finish Line: How Formalization of Academic Assessment can Undermine Clarity and Increase Secrecy', Gender, Work & Organization, 26, 4: 558-581. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12355
with Ulrika Mörth (2019) ‘Instruments of Securitization and Resisting Subjects: For-Profit Professionals in the Security-Finance Nexus’, Security Dialogue, 50, 3:257-274. https://doi.org/10.1177/0967010619835655
with Robert P. Gephart Jr. and C. Chet Miller (Eds) (2019) The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management, Routledge: New York. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Risk-Crisis-and-Emergency-Management/Jr-Miller-Helgesson/p/book/9781138208865
with U. Mörth (2018) ‘Client Privilege, Compliance and the Rule of Law: Swedish Lawyers and Money Laundering Prevention’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 69, 2:227-248. (file available on the right)
with U. Mörth (2016) ‘Involuntary Public Policy-Making by For-Profit Professionals: European Lawyers on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 54, 5:1216-1232. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcms.12356/abstract
with U. Mörth (Eds) (2013) The Political Role of Corporate Citizens. An Interdisciplinary Approach. Palgrave Studies in Citizenship Transitions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137026811
with U. Mörth (Eds) (2012), Securitization, Accountability and Risk Management: Transforming the Public Security Domain. PRIO New Security Studies. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415680141
(2011) ‘Public-Private Partners Against Crime: Governance, Surveillance and the Limits of Corporate Accountability’, Surveillance & Society, 8, 4: 471-484. https://doi.org/10.24908/ss.v8i4.4183
with Maria Bergström and U. Mörth (2011) ‘A New Role for For-Profit Actors? The Case of Anti-Money Laundering and Risk Management’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 49, 5: 1043-1064. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2010.02167.x/full
Johanna Rein Hedin, Uppsala University (Co-supervisor)
Course Director (742) Decision Theory: Understanding and Making Decisions
Course Director (762) Working Together: Gender & Organization
Thesis Advisor, MBM