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Claes-Fredrik Helgesson


Research interests

In broad terms, my research interest concerns the intertwining of economic organising, science and technology. My theoretical inspiration primarily comes from social studies of science and technology (STS). My interest in economic organising, makes my orientation best being described as located at the conjunction between STS, market studies and economic sociology.

My research since my dissertation can crudely be divided into two related strands. One strand concerns medical knowledge, including health economic ditto, how it is developed, evaluated and related to clinical practice. The other research strand concerns markets. This research sees markets and other forms of economic organising as constituted by practices and takes an interest into how tools participate in shaping these orders. A common theme for these two strands is a sensitivity to the role of artefacts.

In recent years my main empirical focus has largely been on phenomena related to the health care sector such as the organising of large clinical trials, the production and use of clinical guidelines as well as the shaping of markets within the sector.




Dr (business administration), Stockholm School of Economics, 1999
Docent (business administration), Stockholm School of Economics 2005
Research Director Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, 2005-2008
Visiting doctoral student at Scancor, Stanford, autumn 1994
Visiting doctoral student at Ecole des Mines de Paris, spring 1995
Professor at the Department of Thematic Studies - Technology and Social Change Technology and Social Change, 2009 -


The research programme Science, Technology & Valuation Practices AT Tema T: ValueS

The journal Valuation Studies

My blog about research and academic practises: cfhelgesson (wordpress)

My page at google scholar: Claes-Fredrik Helgesson

My page at ORCID: Claes-Fredrik Helgesson

Leading Health Care, an academic think tank aimed to foster dialogue between conflicting interests and values about the development of healthcare organisation. I'm chairman of the board and a researcher in its network.

Download a brief CV in English (Nov 2015)






Telephone: +46-13-28 29 70
Fax: +46-13-28 44 61

E-mail: claes-fredrik.helgesson@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping

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