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Legal Regulation, Technological Development and a Labour Market in Transition

Profile area Researchers belonging to the theme are united in their interest in how new technology in the form of digitization, automation, robotization and artificial intelligence changes the way employers run their businesses, including the worker´s tasks and working conditions.

Focus is on the functions and effects of various legal regulations in relation to the ongoing structural transformation and what is required of the law as a regulatory instrument to achieve long-term efficient and flexible enterprises as well as a sustainable, inclusive and health-promoting working life.

The theme involves public and civil law/labour law and the use of a variety of scientific methods and theories. The theme consists of researchers from Universities in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Canada and Sweden.

Contact person

Carin Ulander-Wänman
Associate professor


Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Law

Research area

Latest update: 2023-06-07