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Brunsson, K. & Brunsson, N. (2017). Decisions: the Complexities of Individual and Organizational Decision-Making (1ed.). Cheltenham, Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decisions: the Complexities of Individual and Organizational Decision-Making
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. p. 116 Edition: 1
Keyword
Decision-making, individual, organization, rationality, complexity
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-337599 (URN)978 1 78811 038 9 (ISBN)978 1 78811 040 2 (ISBN)978 1 78811 039 6 (ISBN)
Projects
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Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved
Ahrne, G., Brunsson, N. & Seidl, D. (2017). On the fruitfulness of the concept of partial organization: A rejoinder to Apelt et al. European Management Journal, 35(3), 297-299
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the fruitfulness of the concept of partial organization: A rejoinder to Apelt et al
2017 (English)In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 35, no 3, p. 297-299Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This short paper responds to Apelt et al.'s (2017) comments on Ahrne et al.'s (2016) proposal of extending the concept of organization to any decided social orders and thereby putting organization studies at the centre of the social sciences. We highlight some misunderstandings about the aims of this proposal and discuss Apelt et al.'s own proposal of re-focusing organization studies on formal organizations based on Niklas Luhmann's systems theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2017
Keyword
Partial organization, Decided social order, Decision, Luhmann, Organization studies
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-326218 (URN)10.1016/j.emj.2017.04.003 (DOI)000402347600002 ()
Available from: 2017-07-06 Created: 2017-07-06 Last updated: 2017-07-06Bibliographically approved
Brunsson, N., Ahrne, G. & Seidl, D. (2017). Resurrecting Organization by Going Beyond Organizations. In: Sabina Siebert (Ed.), Management research: European Perspectives. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resurrecting Organization by Going Beyond Organizations
2017 (English)In: Management research: European Perspectives / [ed] Sabina Siebert, London: Routledge, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2017
National Category
Social Sciences Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-337700 (URN)9781138721463 (ISBN)9781315194394 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2018-01-03 Created: 2018-01-03 Last updated: 2018-01-25Bibliographically approved
Brunsson, N. & Ahrne, G. (2016). Las organizaciones internacionales como metaorganizaciones. In: Zamudio, L., Arellano, D. and Culebro, J. (Ed.), Puentes, fronteras y murallas disciplinarias: . Mexico CF: CIDE
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2016 (Spanish)In: Puentes, fronteras y murallas disciplinarias / [ed] Zamudio, L., Arellano, D. and Culebro, J., Mexico CF: CIDE , 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mexico CF: CIDE, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286420 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2016-04-20
Ahrne, G., Brunsson, N. & Seidl, D. (2016). Resurrecting Organization by Going Beyond Organizations. European Management Journal, 34(2), 93-101
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2016 (English)In: European Management Journal, ISSN 0263-2373, E-ISSN 1873-5681, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 93-101Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay is motivated by two related observations about the field of organization studies. First, organization studies researchers have traditionally been good at importing ideas from other areas of research but poor at exporting their own ideas to other fields. Second, even within the field of organization studies, interest in organizations has decreased over the past decades as organization scholars have turned away from organizations to address such other phenomena as institutions or networks. Both developments are undermining the significance of organization studies as a distinctive field of research, the insights of which are necessary for understanding modern society. In this essay, we elaborate on recent suggestions by distinctively European scholars for strengthening concern for the particularities of organization in social theorizing. The first suggestion is to move decisions back to the core of the field. The second suggestion is to extend the notion of organization beyond organizations. We illustrate these two moves with examples from the literature and discuss implications for the future of organization studies.

Keyword
Decisions; Institutions; Networks; Organizing; Organization studies; Organization theory; Organization-environment; Partial organization; Meta-organization
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286389 (URN)10.1016/j.emj.2016.02.003 (DOI)000374073100001 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 36520
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Ahrne, G., Brunsson, N. & Kerwer, D. (2016). The paradox of organizing states. Journal of international organizations studies, 7(1), 5-24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The paradox of organizing states
2016 (English)In: Journal of international organizations studies, ISSN 2191-2556, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 5-24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley on line library, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286390 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2016-08-12Bibliographically approved
Brunsson, N. (Ed.). (2015). Att organisera marknader: Slutrapport från ett forskningsprogram. Stockholm: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att organisera marknader: Slutrapport från ett forskningsprogram
2015 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2015
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275010 (URN)9789170611933 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-27 Created: 2016-01-27 Last updated: 2016-01-27
Brunsson, K. & Brunsson, N. (2015). Beslutninger (1ed.). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget
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2015 (Norwegian)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Å ta beslutninger er en sentral aktivitet i organisasjoner. Ikke minst i politiske sammenhenger tillegges beslutninger stor betydning. Men å ta beslutninger er også en hverdagslig aktivitet som alle mennesker er engasjert i. I denne boka behandler Karin og Nils Brunsson begrepet beslutninger. De beskriver hva som skjer når enkeltindivider og organisasjoner tar avgjørelser, hvilke konsekvenser beslutningene får, og hvor vanskelig beslutningstaking kan være.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget, 2015. p. 140 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275009 (URN)9788202482299 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-27 Created: 2016-01-27 Last updated: 2017-05-11Bibliographically approved
Brunsson, N. & Ahrne, G. (2015). Organizing competitors in meta-organizations. In: : . Paper presented at Paper presented at EGOS Colloqium, Athens, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizing competitors in meta-organizations
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-286425 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at EGOS Colloqium, Athens, 2015
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2016-04-20
Ahrne, G., Aspers, P. & Brunsson, N. (2015). The Organization of Markets. Organization Studies, 36(1), 7-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Organization of Markets
2015 (English)In: Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, E-ISSN 1741-3044, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 7-27Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Markets have sometimes been described as vastly different from and even opposite to formal organizations.But markets and organizations share a similarity as well. Both are organized – by the use of decisionson membership, rules, monitoring, sanctions or hierarchy. Market organization creates differencesamong markets, and specific dynamics, which can be explained by the actions and interactions of marketorganizers: profiteers, ‘others’, sellers and buyers. The concept of market organization is an analyticaltool, which can be used for analysing why and how markets are created, why they get their specific formand how they change.

Keyword
economic sociology, market, order, organizational forms, partial organization, governance
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology; Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240301 (URN)10.1177/0170840614544557 (DOI)000346271100001 ()
Projects
CEV 263699RJ 36520
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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