Linda Weidenstedt

Linda Weidenstedt

Vikarierande universitetslektor

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Arbetar vid Sociologiska institutionen
Besöksadress Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Rum B 905
Postadress Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

My academic background is very diverse and interdisciplinary, ranging from studies in English Literature & Linguistics to Intercultural Communication, European Law & Politics and Sociology. My common interest in these different disciplines has always been the themes of interaction and communication.


Undergraduate courses:

Organisation and Work, 7.5hp/ECTS

Graduate courses:

Sociological Perspectives on Organisations and Labour Markets, 7.5hp/ECTS




Research interests

  • gig economy
  • psychological / informal contracts
  • empowerment
  • employment protection
  • organisational change
  • human resource management/development (HRM/D) and leadership
  • theories on social exchange and reciprocity
  • sociological and social-psychological theories of communication and interaction

Current research

I am a researcher at the Ratio Institute, Stockholm, and my current focus is on three areas: the gig economy, employment protection legislation (LAS) and psychological contracts. In the project on the gig economy, I am investigating with colleagues how food couriers in the digital platform economy reason about their jobs, why they are working like this, what they like/dislike and their view on their occupational future. In the project on employment protection in Sweden, we investigate how the employment protection act (LAS) works practically for employers, managers/bosses and employees. The project on psychological - or informal - contracts deals with the question how psychological contract breach manifests itself in labor court cases (Arbetsdomstolen).


PhD thesis

Peer-reviewed articles

Book chapters

  • Uddén Sonnegård, Eva and Linda Weidenstedt. 2019. "Hur flexibelt är anställningsskyddet?" s. 212-233 i Stern, C. (ed.), En dynamisk arbetsmarknad. Stockholm: Dialogos.


Working papers

Senast uppdaterad: 29 september 2020

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