Here are a couple of potos from the 30th International Labour Process Conference was organized by the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University, March 27-29. The venue was the beautiful Aula Magna (left pricture). I was an organizer together with two colleagues, Fredrik Movitz and Lotta Stern. Two key note speeches were given – by Michel Freysenet, Paris and Joan Greenbaum, New York (in the picture to the right) on aspects of the intellectual division the division of labour. A plenary panel with participants from research and the labour market parties discussing the ‘Scandinavian model in perspective’ concluded the conference. There are more photos on the ilpc2012 blog.
The detailed programme for the conference with all the interesting abstracts may be downloaded as a pdf file: ILPC_2012_Programme. There were more than 200 participants and about 180 papers were presented. We also had four special streams: lean production, global networks, political economy, and work or nature. Five symposia were organized on such themes as Volvo’s Uddevalla plant, worklife research, financialization, wage earner consultants and flexibility. And of course many interesting paper sessions. The conference Timetable/Schedule gives a quick overview.