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Background and activities

Ulla Forseth is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Her research interests include work and organization, dynamics and change in gender relations in organizations, emotional labour/work, power and resistance, risk, regulation and safety, and the effect of internationalization of the Norwegian model of working life and welfare state. She has received over 20 research grants with sole or joint responsibility. Forseth is co-editor of “Arbeid for livet” (2002) with Bente Rasmussen and Den norske modellen – Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering (2015) med Brita Bungum and Elin Kvande. She has published in journals such as Gender,Work and Organization, Kvinneforskning, Safety Science, Safety Science Monitor, Sosiologisk tidsskrift, Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, Travailler and Scandinavian Journal of Management. Among her recent publications are ”Brave new world? The global financial crisis’ impact on Scandinavian banking’s sales rhetoric and practices” (2015) with Emil A. Røyrvik and Stewart R. Clegg, and ”Boxing and dancing: Tripartite collaboration as an integral part of a regulation regime” with Ragnar Rosness in Risk Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations (Lindøe, Baram and Renn, eds. 2014).

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla; Kvande, Elin. (2015) Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering. Fagbokforlaget. 2015. ISBN 978-82-450-1780-9.

Part of book/report

  • Dahl, Øyvind; Rosness, Ragnar; Forseth, Ulla. (2017) Performance-based regulation of HSE and the role of regulatory guidance. Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice : Proceedings of ESREL 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland, 25-29 September 2016).
  • Rosness, Ragnar; Dahl, Øyvind; Forseth, Ulla. (2017) Trapped by compliance? The voices of the regulator. Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice : Proceedings of ESREL 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland, 25-29 September 2016).
  • Bungum, Brita; Forseth, Ulla; Kvande, Elin. (2015) Internasjonalisering og den norske modellen. Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Rosness, Ragnar. (2015) Trepartssamarbeid i aksjon - kontrovers, konsensus og utfordringer i petroleumsvirksomheten. Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Torvatn, Hans Yngvar. (2015) Det norske verneombudet i et globalt arbeidsliv. Den norske modellen: Internasjonalisering som utfordring og vitalisering.
  • Rosness, Ragnar; Forseth, Ulla. (2014) Boxing and Dancing Tripartite Collaboration as an Integral Part of a Regulatory Regime. Risk governance of offshore oil and gas operations.
  • Skarholt, Kari; Forseth, Ulla; Hermundsgård, Margit; Rosness, Ragnar. (2012) The impact of framework conditions on HSE in subcontracting/outsourcing. Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management - proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2011.
  • Andersen, Thale Kvernberg; Torvatn, Hans Yngvar; Forseth, Ulla. (2008) Safety representative and managers: Partners in health and safety?. ESREL 2008 proceedings: Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Torvatn, Hans Yngvar; Andersen, Thale Kvernberg. (2008) Stop in the name of safety - The right of the safety representative to halt dangerous work. ESREL 2008 proceedings: Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications.
  • Forseth, Ulla. (2005) Gender(ed) Bodies and Boundary Setting in the Airline Industry. Gender, bodies and work.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Dahl, Thomas; Rasmussen, Bente. (2002) Arbeid for livet - Et kundeliv. Arbeid for livet.
  • Forseth, Ulla; Dahl-Jørgensen, Carla. (2002) Som logo. Arbeid for livet.

Report/dissertation