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Nana Wesley Hansen

Nana Wesley Hansen

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

Public sector collective bargaining; management-employee cooperation in the public sector; skilled labour migration; outsourcing/offshoring.

Current research

Nana Wesley Hansen is associate professor at the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS) at the Department of Sociology. Her primary research area is collective bargaining and cooperation in the public sector. In 2015, she published a book on collective cooperation at workplace level in the Danish municipalities during times of modernization and rationalization.

Furthermore, she collaborates with Associate Professor Mikkel Mailand on analyzing the collective bargaining system at sector level. Together they have conducted and published several comparative studies on the development in the public sector after the financial crisis with a special focus on the school and hospital areas.

Concurrently, Nana Wesley Hansen also conducts analysis on the recruitment of highly skilled foreign workers to Denmark. She studies the policy developments and recruitment practices at national and local levels. Recently, she has engaged in research on the relationship between offshoring of jobs and mobility of highly skilled employees in multinational companies within medico and the ICT business.

Nana Wesley Hansen is part of the research group on Knowledge, Organization and Policy at the Department of Sociology.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Kollektivt samarbejde under kommunernes effektivisering

    Hansen, N. W. Aug 2015 1. ed. København: Djøf / Jurist- og Økonomforbundet. 250 p. (Studier i offentlig ledelse, styring og forvaltning).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

  2. Published

    Public service employment relations in an era of austerity: The case of Denmark

    Hansen, N. W. & Mailand, M. 2013 In : European Journal of Industrial Relations. 19, 4, p. 375-389 15 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    De statslige arbejdsgivere i Danmark og Sverige og deres magt

    Hansen, N. W. 16 Dec 2015 In : Økonomi og Politik. 88, 4, p. 76-87

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Rekruttering av kompetansearbeidskraft fra tredjeland til Norden: Reguleringer, strategier og realiteter

    Hansen, N. W. (ed.), Seip, Å. A. (ed.) & Eldring, L. (ed.) 2010 Kbh.: Nordic Council of Ministers. (TemaNord; No. 536).

    Publication: ResearchReport

  5. Published

    Nordic labour market institutions and new migrant workers: Polish migrants in Oslo, Copenhagen and Reykjavik

    Friberg, J. H., Arnholtz, J., Eldring, L., Hansen, N. W. & Thorarins, F. Mar 2014 In : European Journal of Industrial Relations. 20, 1, p. 37-53 17 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    Labour market specific institutions and the working conditions of labour migrants: The case of Polish migrant labour in the Danish labour market

    Arnholtz, J. & Hansen, N. W. 3 Sep 2013 In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. 34, 3, p. 1-22 22 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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