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Brunsson, Nils 1946-

Works: 73 works in 307 publications in 3 languages and 3,846 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: HD58.8, 658.403
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Most widely held works by Nils Brunsson
The irrational organization : irrationality as a basis for organizational action and change by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reform as routine organizational change and stability in the modern world by Nils Brunsson ( )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Large contemporary organizations seem to be in an almost continual state of change. Whether in public or private organizations, managers are trying to implement new organizational forms, introduce new procedures or systems, or change the attitudes of employees. Such reforms often yield disappointing results, and so new reforms are deemed necessary. In this book, Nils Brunsson considers why reform takes place. He looks at why reforms occur when they do, why they propagate certain ideas to the exclusion of others, and what their consequences are. He emphasizes the role of social institutions, fas
The consequences of decision-making by Nils Brunsson ( )
15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decision-making is one of the defining characteristics of modern organizations. This book collects together the most important writing on decision-making by Brunsson, one of the leading European organizational theorists. The author provides an introduction to this work, brought together for the first time in this volume. - ;Nils Brunsson is one of the leading European organization theorists who has written and researched decision-making in organizations. He has often questioned the rationality of decision-making, and argued that it is as important to understand other consequences of decision-m
The organization of hypocrisy : talk, decisions, and actions in organizations by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hypocrisy - the practice of incorporating different organizational structures, processes and ideologies for internal and external use - is an important feature of viable organizations in modern societies. It is an effective way of achieving organizational legitimacy in a world where organizations are exposed to an increasing number of inconsistent and conflicting norms and demands. This book suggests that legitimacy is secured by conflict rather than by unity and by dealing with problems rather than by providing solutions
A world of standards by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Standards enable a higher degree of global order in the modern world than would exist without them. They facilitate coordination and cooperation even among people and organizations that are far apart. The authors believe that standardization is a much neglected area of social science - an area that has by no means received the attention it deserves in view of its importance to society. This book seeks to redress the balance by providing an in-depth examination of a number of aspects of standardization, how it is formed, and what effects it has on the world in which we live."--BOOK JACKET
The reforming organization by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I moderne store organisationer er der ofte en stærk tro på reformer, - at det er muligt at ændre organisatoriske strukturer, processer og ideologier fra oven og ved rationelle valg og design. I denne bog forklares tre fænomener: 1. at reformer finder sted, 2. indholdet af reformer, 3. effekten af reformer. Bogens indhold er baseret på studier af forsøg på administrative reformer i private og offentlige organisationer
Meta-organizations by Göran Ahrne ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Goran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson combine the fields of organization theory and international relations in a new way. They portray a theory based on insights from organization studies that is also used to explain and understand international organizations. This theory creates new possibilities to analyse meta-organizations such as the EU and the UN and compare them to other meta-organizations such as national trade associations, sport federations and international non-governmental organizations. The authors point out similarities between all these organizations that have never been discovered before, including the conditions for membership, identity formation and decision-making." "The book opens a whole new area for organizational research. It will be essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students interested in organization theory, globalization, politics and organizations, or international organizations."--BOOK JACKET
Mechanisms of hope : maintaining the dream of the rational organization by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Western culture is a culture of hope. There is a long tradition of hoping not only for mundane, reasonably realistic events; people tend also to hope for the eventual realisation of grand ideals and lofty principles. This book explains how great hopes can be kept afloat in the face of discouraging experiences - why people often fail to learn from experience, but continue to believe in unrealised and unrealistic ideals." "How does the dream of the perfectly rational organization survive in a world which has little room for it? Nils Brunsson analyses how managers and other organization members can maintain their hope for the rational organization, even though they and others have failed to attain it. He relies on several empirical studies of organizational reforms which were based on this ideal."--BOOK JACKET
Organizing organizations by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book augments the many important Scandinavian contributions to our understanding of the organizational mosaic of society. It focuses on the interaction among organizations, how it is structured and how it is sustained or transformed. In different ways the 14 chapters demonstrate that the many complex forms of cooperation and competition among organizations cannot be captured solely by models such as hierarchies or markets. Likewise, it is shown that organizational change cannot merely be understood as resulting from rational design or environmental dictates
Propensity to change : [an empirical study of decisions on reorientations] by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
10 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Makten att reformera ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Swedish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beslut och handling : om politikers inflytande på politiken by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in Swedish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marknadens makt ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Marknadens makt beskrivs och analyseras verklighetens marknader (för varor och tjänster) på grundval av empiriska studier. Praxis på olika marknader jämförs med regelsystem och med populära föreställningar om vad marknader är. Boken är ett bidrag till debatten om marknader och marknadslösningar. Den är också avsedd för högskolans utbildning om samhällets grundläggande institutioner i ämnen som ekonomisk historia, företagsekonomi, nationalekonomi, sociologi och statskunskap
Politik och ekonomi. en kritik av rationalitet som samhaellsfoerestaellning ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in Swedish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Taylor à aujourd'hui l'encyclopédie multimédia des sciences de l'organisation ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politik och administration : utveckling och drivkrafter i en politisk sammansatt organisation by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Företagsekonomi, sanning eller moral? : om det normativa i företagsekonomisk idéutveckling ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La décision ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Standardisering by Nils Brunsson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lokal mobilisering : om industriers kommunalpolitik och kommuners industripolitik ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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