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Furusten, S. (2023). Institutional Theory and Crganizational Change (2ed.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutional Theory and Crganizational Change
2023 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fully revised and refined, this new edition of Institutional Theory and Organizational Change considers the developments in the fireld of isntitutional organization theory over the past decade. With each chapter beifn significantly updated, the book explains what the instituional organization approach means by bringing special attention to how the insitutional encironment is made up and how organizations are governed by it.

Throughout the book. Staffan Furusten also brings attention to core concepts and arguments within institutional theory and resents them in a easily tangible model for understanding insitutional pressure on organizations. New analysis featured in the book includes organizing beyond managment and markets, organizational change through re-contextualization and institutional pressure through institutional elements. The examples presented in the book can be used as a navigation tool for additional learning about what the insitutional environment consists of and what organizationa can do to handle insitutional demands.

The second edition of thei book is a lucid introduction to contemporary institutional organizational analysis and will be a key resource for undergradueate and postgraduate studies in critical management studies, organizational studies, as well as managers and policy makers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023. p. 145 Edition: 2
Keywords
Institutional environments, organizational change, Institutionell omvärld, organisationsförändring
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration; Sociology; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-225602 (URN)10.4337/9781035307210 (DOI)9781035307203 (ISBN)9781035307210 (ISBN)9781035320424 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-18 Created: 2024-01-18 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
Alexius, S., Brunsson, N. & Furusten, S. (2022). Organizing climate collaboration: Problematizing the virtues of member diversity and ambitious organization. In: : . Paper presented at Organizations in a Plural Society, International Conference on Organizational Sociology ICOS,Trondheim, Norwey, 8-9 December, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizing climate collaboration: Problematizing the virtues of member diversity and ambitious organization
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Keywords
climate change, organization, inertia, collaboration, member diversity, Agenda 2030, SDGs
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-212754 (URN)
Conference
Organizations in a Plural Society, International Conference on Organizational Sociology ICOS,Trondheim, Norwey, 8-9 December, 2022
Available from: 2022-12-12 Created: 2022-12-12 Last updated: 2022-12-13
Yngfalk, C. & Furusten, S. (2021). Idén om offentlig-privat samverkan. In: Maria Grafström; Martin Qvist; Göran Sundström (Ed.), Megaprojektet Nya Karolinska Solna: Beslutsprocesserna bakom en sjukvårdsreform (pp. 150-166). Götegorg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Idén om offentlig-privat samverkan
2021 (Swedish)In: Megaprojektet Nya Karolinska Solna: Beslutsprocesserna bakom en sjukvårdsreform / [ed] Maria Grafström; Martin Qvist; Göran Sundström, Götegorg: Makadam Förlag, 2021, p. 150-166Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Götegorg: Makadam Förlag, 2021
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199652 (URN)9789170613494 (ISBN)9789170618499 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-13 Created: 2021-12-13 Last updated: 2021-12-13Bibliographically approved
Yngfalk, C., Junker, S. & Furusten, S. (2021). Managementkonsulterna: tjänare eller härskare?. In: Maria Grafström,;Martin Qvist; Göran Sundström (Ed.), Megaprojektet Nya Karolinska Solna: Beslutsprocesserna bakom en sjukvårdsreform (pp. 229-243). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managementkonsulterna: tjänare eller härskare?
2021 (Swedish)In: Megaprojektet Nya Karolinska Solna: Beslutsprocesserna bakom en sjukvårdsreform / [ed] Maria Grafström,;Martin Qvist; Göran Sundström, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2021, p. 229-243Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2021
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-199653 (URN)9789170613494 (ISBN)9789170618499 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-13 Created: 2021-12-13 Last updated: 2021-12-13Bibliographically approved
Alexius, S. & Furusten, S. (2020). Enabling Sustainable Transformation: Hybrid Organizations in Early Phases of Path Generation. Journal of Business Ethics, 165(3), 547-563
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enabling Sustainable Transformation: Hybrid Organizations in Early Phases of Path Generation
2020 (English)In: Journal of Business Ethics, ISSN 0167-4544, E-ISSN 1573-0697, Vol. 165, no 3, p. 547-563Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The rapidly growing research on hybrid organizations in recent years suggests that these organizations may have particular abilities to facilitate institutional change. This article contributes to our understanding of change and, in particular, sustainable transformation in society by highlighting the importance of organizational forms. Looking more closely at the role of hybrid organizations in processes of path generation, we analyze the conditions under which hybrid organizations may enable path generation. A retrospective (1988–2017) exploratory case study of the Swedish hybrid organization The Natural Step confirms how hybrids can take part in- and may facilitate the early phases of path generation: assimilation and coalescence. The conclusion drawn is that hybrids have multivocal abilities that enable them to earn trust and authority to open up “neutral” spaces for orientation and connection between actors in separated sub-paths, and that this in turn may ease tensions and trigger dialogue and exchange, also between former opponents. Yet, as also seen in the case, this enabling position of the hybrid may be both fragile and temporary.

Keywords
Path-generation, Institutional change, Hybrid organization, Multivocality, Sustainability, The Natural Step, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-176990 (URN)10.1007/s10551-018-04098-0 (DOI)000557936800011 ()
Available from: 2019-12-12 Created: 2019-12-12 Last updated: 2022-11-15Bibliographically approved
Alexius, S. & Furusten, S. (2020). Med kritisk blick på delningsekonomin. Organisation & Samhälle (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Med kritisk blick på delningsekonomin
2020 (Swedish)In: Organisation & Samhälle, ISSN 2001-9114, E-ISSN 2002-0287, no 1Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
delningsekonomi, sharing economy, organisering, organisationsformer, ömsesidiga bolag
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-187480 (URN)
Projects
STORM-programmet
Note

Bygger i första hand på forskning i STORM-programmet, Finansierat av Folksam.

Available from: 2020-12-11 Created: 2020-12-11 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Yngfalk, C., Furusten, S. & Junker, S.-O. (2020). Rulers or servants? The role of management consultants in the building of the new Karolinska university hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium, Hamburg, Germany (virtual), July 2-4, 2020.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rulers or servants? The role of management consultants in the building of the new Karolinska university hospital in Stockholm, Sweden
2020 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-187134 (URN)
Conference
36th EGOS Colloquium, Hamburg, Germany (virtual), July 2-4, 2020
Available from: 2020-12-07 Created: 2020-12-07 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Alexius, S. & Furusten, S. (2019). Exploring Constitutional Hybridity. In: Susanna Alexius, Staffan Furusten (Ed.), Managing Hybrid Organizations: Governance, Professionalism and Regulation (pp. 1-25). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Constitutional Hybridity
2019 (English)In: Managing Hybrid Organizations: Governance, Professionalism and Regulation / [ed] Susanna Alexius, Staffan Furusten, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 1-25Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Hybrid organizations are topical in contemporary society, and literature in this area is growing. One neglected dimension is, however, empirically based theorizations of management and governance in hybrid organizations. Moreover, the literature tends to be based on observations of “new” forms of hybrid organizations, often referred to as social enterprises. We argue that if we want to learn about what managing hybrid organizations means, it is important to compare different types of hybrids and also to compare hybrids with as long history with those established relatively recently. Based on earlier literature, hybrid organizations are discussed as placed in contexts of institutional pluralism, at the cross-roads between institutional orders and institutional logics. Special focus is placed on exploration and comparison of what is defined here as constitutional hybrid organizations, thus hybrid organizations founded with the explicit purpose of fulfilling their mission by integrating either different institutional orders such as the market, the public sector and civil society or structural traits from the logics of different ideal-typical organizations such as the business corporation, the public agency and the association. We argue that multivocality is a concept that can explain why some hybrid organizations manage to remain hybrids over time while others face de-hybridization. A common analytical frame for the volume is developed, where six dimensions of hybridity are defined (institutional order, logics of organizational forms, ownership structures, purpose, main stakeholders and main sources of funding). The aim of this chapter is to introduce why it is timely to theorize on management and governance in hybrid organizations, to develop the theoretical frame for the book, and to introduce the explorative multidisciplinary approach behind the book and the selection of cases. The chapter ends with a brief discussion of the chapters to come.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Keywords
Institutional pluralism, Constitutional hybrid organizations, Institutional confusion, Management, Governance, Multivocality
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-176998 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-95486-8_1 (DOI)978-3-319-95485-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-95486-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-12 Created: 2019-12-12 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Sardiello, T., Susanna, A. & Furusten, S. (2019). Governance Structures in Customer-owned Hybryd Organizations: Interpreting Democracy in Mutual Insurance Companies. In: Susanna Alexius, Staffan Furusten (Ed.), Managing Hybrid Organizations: Governance, Professionalism and Regulation. Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governance Structures in Customer-owned Hybryd Organizations: Interpreting Democracy in Mutual Insurance Companies
2019 (English)In: Managing Hybrid Organizations: Governance, Professionalism and Regulation / [ed] Susanna Alexius, Staffan Furusten, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focuses on governance challenges in mutually owned insurance companies. We analyze the variation in how hybrids organize themselves and discuss why mechanism for institutionalization is not always in place. A comparative approach was chosen to study how democracy is expressed and the ownership governance system is organized in two Swedish insurance companies with a long history, where Folksam was always a mutual and Skandia only recently became a mutual. Departing from Stinchcombe's imprinting theory, the findings suggest that institutional conditions at the time of their establishment as mutuals may have imprinted governance practices in these mutuals that persist beyond the founding phase.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-164726 (URN)9783319954851 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-17 Created: 2019-01-17 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Alexius, S. & Furusten, S. (2019). Hybrid Challenges in Times of Changing Institutional Conditions: The Rise and Fall of The Natural Step as a Multivocal Bridge Builder. In: Susanna Alexius, Staffan Furusten (Ed.), Managing Hybrid Organizations: Governance, Professionalism and Regulation (pp. 267-285). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hybrid Challenges in Times of Changing Institutional Conditions: The Rise and Fall of The Natural Step as a Multivocal Bridge Builder
2019 (English)In: Managing Hybrid Organizations: Governance, Professionalism and Regulation / [ed] Susanna Alexius, Staffan Furusten, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 267-285Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter reports on a life story of a hybrid organization, The Natural Step (TNS), that was founded in order to foster sustainability in society as a necessary philosophy for saving the planet. The organization was established as a hybrid that blended the logics of science, activism and consulting. Staying in this position was, however, not without challenge. The chapter contributes to discussions on management in hybrid organizations by highlighting when and why hybrids face particular challenges and how managers may struggle to deal with them. Over time, TNS gradually became de-hybridized into a management consultancy. The chapter concludes with a section on dilemmas faced by hybrid managers in cultivating and maintaining a hybrid identity over longer periods of time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Keywords
Hybrid identity, Cultivating hybridity, Bridge building, Path generation, De-hybridization
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-176999 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-95486-8_13 (DOI)978-3-319-95485-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-95486-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-12 Created: 2019-12-12 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
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