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Alvehus

Johan Alvehus

Senior lecturer

Alvehus

Organizing Professionalism – New Elites, Stratification and Division of Labor

Author

  • Johan Alvehus
  • Gustaf Kastberg
  • Sanna Eklund

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Department of Service Management and Service Studies

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Publication/Series

Public Organization Review

Volume

20

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Business Administration

Keywords

  • Profession
  • Teachers
  • Stratification
  • Organizing

Status

Published

Project

  • Framorganiserad profession. En granskning av reformer inom skolan

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1573-7098