A World of Standards

A World of Standards

by Nils Brunsson, Bengt Jacobsson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199256952
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/19/2002
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Nils Brunsson is Professor of Management at the Stockholm School of Economics and Chairman of the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). He has published eighteen books and numerous articles in the field of organizations, including The Irrational Organization (Wiley, 1985), The Organization of Hypocrisy (Wiley, 1989), and Organizing Organizations (Fagbokforlaget, 1998). His main focus has been decision theory and the institutional analysis of organizations. He has held the City of Stockholm Chair in Management at the Stockholm School of Economics since 1986. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Bengt Jacobsson is Professor of Public Management at Lund University and works at the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE). His main focus has been organization theory and complex decision-making processes involving political organizations as well as companies. His current interest is transnational regulation, especially its consequences for states. He has published numerous books and articles.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Crucial Standardization, Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson
Part I: Regulating by Standards
Chapter 2: Organization, Market, and Standardization, Nils Brunsson
Chapter 3: Standardization and Expert Knowledge, Bengt Jacobsson
Chapter 4: Standardizing through Organization, Göran Ahrne, Nils Brunsson, and Christina Garsten
Part II: Producing and Distributing Standards
Chapter 5: The Knowledge Base of Standards, Staffan Furusten
Chapter 6: Organizing the Process of Standardization, Kristina Tamm Hallström
Chapter 7: Arenas as Standardizers, Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson
Chapter 8: Selling Standards, Roger Henning
Part III: Adopting Standards
Chapter 9: Following Standards, Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson
Chapter 10: Standardization and Uniformity, Nils Brunsson
Chapter 11: Standardization and Fashion Trends, Nils Brunsson
Chapter 12: The Pros and Cons of Standardization: An Epilogue, Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson

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