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Samverkan över professionsgränser i ett kommunalt projekt: En studie om hur uppdelning i professioner påverkar kommuners samverkansformer
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Collaboration across professional boudaries in a municipal project. (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay aims to investigate the affects of interaction between different professions in

a municipal project. In the project, professional representatives from the social services

and schools have collaborated with staff in preschool/school and exchanged knowledge

to improve the work around children with antisocial behavior. It is in this essays

ambition to create an understanding of how professional practitioners, with a monopoly

on certain knowledge, influences the possibilities and limitations of cooperation in a

municipal project. This is examined through six qualitative interviews with members of

an municipal project. By using theories about professionalization, social closure,

alliance strategy and social control it is possible to understand how division into

professions creates opportunities and limitations of interaction exchange in

collaborative projects. The main conclusion is that well-established professions exclude

other professions through social closure when they threaten to challenge the established

knowledge monopoly. Project members who don’t challenge the established knowledge

monopoly are accepted and an alliance between professions occurs. To succeed with the

exchange of knowledge in projects between different professions, it is important to

establish a common vision which can gather people's different knowledge and

professional backgrounds and get them to strive for a common purpose. It is important

to establish interaction for making the project members feel belonging and solidarity

with the group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Profession, interaction, project, social closure, knowledge exchange
Keyword [sv]
Profession, interaktion, projekt, social stängning, kunskapsutbyte
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44495OAI: diva2:821793
Educational program
Sociology Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-16Bibliographically approved

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