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Numerous studies have expanded the understanding of part-time work as a gendered labour market phenomenon. However, there has been little research into how societies perceive women’s part-time work over time. The passage of several decades since women in great numbers entered the labour market in Scandinavia, many in part-time jobs, provides an opp...
The Nordic countries have experienced major labour immigration since the EU enlargement round in 2004. Recruiting workers from ethnic minorities is a major challenge for all Nordic trade unions. Less attention has been directed towards the need also to integrate these members inside the unions, for example, by having them serve as trade union repre...
The importance of family firms for the development of capitalism, both past and present, has in recent years become widely recognized. Today there is a fast increasing body of literature about forms of family business and variations in family capitalism. Despite this new interest, few of these studies have made the family itself the focus of enquir...
The main focus in this article is to analyse whether female led firms differ from male led firms with respect to family friendly policies and the degree of inclusiveness. Representative firm level data are utilised. The simple descriptive analyses reveal that firms led by women are more family friendly, measured by the share of firms offering child...
Project goals were: - To study gender in relation to business ownership - today and in historical traditions - Study forms of family capitalism to be able to understand gendered structures in the business sector - Study how gendered processes influence growth and innovation processes in women owned firms, with a particular focus on financing