PhD defence: Maya Christiane Flensborg Jensen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Maya Christiane Flensborg Jensen has submitted her thesis entitled: Boundaries of professionalization at work - An ethnography-inspired study of care workers’ dilemmas at the margin

Onsdag, 6 december, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

This dissertation explores how contemporary NPM-inspired policies such as rehabilitation influence low status care workers who historically have struggled to become recognized as professionals. Rehabilitation is often celebrated as an opportunity to unite efficiency-oriented and upskilling-oriented professionalization processes in valuable ways. Yet, this study delves into the potential situated dilemmas and challenges professionalization processes may pose for home care workers’ risk of becoming economically, socially and technically marginalized at work. By illuminating how processes of professionalization and marginalization are regulated, negotiated and practiced in intersecting ways at work, and the dilemmas such intersections produce for the workers, the purpose is to contribute to academic debates about the relationship between professionalization and marginalization, and to nuance public debates about the value of rehabilitation.
Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Sara Louise Muhr
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:

Professor MSO Eva Boxenbaum
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor MSO Nanna Mik-Meyer
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Susanne Boch Waldorff
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Bente Rasmussen
Department of Sociology and Political Science
Professor Jeff Hearn
School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Örebro University

The thesis is available here
The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the kitchen area on the 4th floor.

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 28/11/2017