Jan Johansson

Title: Professor
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Research Area: Industrial Work Environment
Division: Human Work Science
Department: Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Email: jan.johansson@ltu.se
Phone: +46 (0)920 491412
Room: A131 - Luleå »
City: Luleå

I'm the head of the Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences. I am also leading a big division in Industrial Work Environment. You will find further information on me in my CV (see below)).

Research at the Division of Industrial Work Environment is carried on in cooperation with large and small companies and organisations, both manufacturing companies and service companies, in the public as well as the private sector. We are for example running a number of projects in heavy process industries (pulp and paper, steel and mining) and the engineering industry. But we also have many research projects in health care and medical treatment, upper secondary school, and vocational education. Many projects have a theoretical foundation while others are more applied. Thematically, our projects can be described in terms of areas, which may appear to be quite different but are often interrelated and overlapping

Work environment, workplace design and production systems

A common point of departure is a holistic view of work, people and technology. This means, for example, development of methods for planning and designing production systems that are sustainable in the long term, work organisation and workplaces adapted to human conditions and prerequisites. For example, the development and application of methods for ergonomically designed workplaces using risk analyses, work analyses, ergonomic analyses, models, and computer simulation. A relatively large number of projects deal with work environment and work environment management, for example research in systematic work environment management in small business.

Work organisation, change processes, and learning

Issues related to work organisation are studied at different levels – the individual, the organisation, the company, the labour market and the training and education systems. Other areas studied may also include change and implementation processes, methods for change, learning, user participation and involvement, alongside the development and application of interactive methods. Several projects address different aspects of competence development, learning at work, individual learning, and organisational learning. Many projects deal with changing conditions in the labour market, new qualification requirements, and new needs with regard to basic and vocational education.

Gender research

The division has a number of projects sharing a gender research perspective although they have different content, for example research on gender and work organisation, gender and technology, and women’s work and their situation in the labour market and at companies.

CV Professor Jan Johansson (pdf)

CV professor Jan Johansson

[http://www.ltu.se /cms_fs/1.11136!/file/CV%20Professor%20Jan%20Johansson.pdf]

A video interview on work and mining.



  1. An Overview of Lean Production and Its Application in Mining

    Lööw, J.&Johansson, J.2015Mineral Resources and Mine Development. Aachen: RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Mining Engineering I, p. 121-13616 p.

    Publication: ResearchArticle in proceedings

  2. Identitet och genus under förändring i en gruvlig miljö

    Abrahamsson, L., Johansson, J.&Andersson, E.Nov 2015Sprickor, öppningar & krackeleringar  : nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö. Sjöstedt Landén , A., Olofsdotter, G. & Bolin, M. (eds.). Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, Ch. 5, p. 107-12316 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  3. Work Organisation for Attractive Mining: Lean Mining and the Working Environment

    Lööw, J.&Johansson, J.2015Third International Future Mining Conference: Conference Proceedings . Victoria: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, p. 197-2048 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  4. Mining and Sustainable Development: Gender, Diversity and Work Conditions in Mining

    Abrahamsson, L., Segerstedt, E., Nygren, M., Johansson, J., Johansson, B., Edman, I. & Åkerlund, A. Dec 2014 Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet. 52 p.

    Publication: ResearchReport

  5. The new attractive mine: 36 research areas for attractive workplaces in future deep metal mining

    Johansson, B.&Johansson, J.2014In : International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering.5, 4, p. 350-36112 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Using systemic structural activity approach in identifying strategies enhancing human performance in mining production drilling activity

    Sanda, M-A., Johansson, J., Johansson, B.&Abrahamsson, L.2014In : Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science.15, 3, p. 262-28221 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  7. 100 år av långsamhet: En exposé över begreppet psykosocial arbetsmiljö

    Abrahamsson, L.&Johansson, J.Jun 2013In : Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv.19, 2, p. 9-2618 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  8. If you can’t beat them, join them?: The Swedish trade union movement and lean production

    Johansson, J., Abrahamsson, L.&Johansson, S.2013In : Journal of Industrial Relations.55, 3, p. 445-460 16 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  9. One hundred years if Inertia: an exposé of the concept of the psychosocial work environment in Swedish policy and research

    Abrahamsson, L.&Johansson, J.2013In : Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies.3, 1, p. 5-2925 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  10. Future metal mining: a research overview

    Johansson, J., Abrahamsson, L.&Johansson, B.2012Proceedings of MPES 2012.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 22 February 2016


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