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Reform as routine : organizational change and stability in the modern world

Author: Nils Brunsson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brunsson, Nils, 1946-
Reform as routine.
Oxford, New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)308217653
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Brunsson
ISBN: 9780191570384 0191570389
OCLC Number: 646862494
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 166 pages)
Contents: 1. The Reforming Organization --
2. Beliefs Creating Reform: The Case of Markets and Organizations --
3. Constructing Organizations: The Example of Public Sector Reform --
4. Politicization and 'Company-ization': On Institutional Affiliation and Confusion in the Organizational World --
5. Organizational Reforms as Routines --
6. The Standardization of Organizational Forms as a Cropping-up Process --
7. Reform and Power --
8. The Hopeful Organization.
Responsibility: Nils Brunsson.

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