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Structures and processes in administrative change: A reply to Brunsson's reform and change discourse
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
1991 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 7, no 2, 143-150- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A central debate in organizational theory concerns factors which bring about change. Nils Brunsson argues that reform can be regarded as part of organizational stability and routine rather than of change. One effective way of stopping reforms is to try to implement them, he writes. In this reply a framework of administrative change is presented and used in questioning Brunsson's conclusions. The main criticism concerns the role which an organization's members are given in organizational change, and the unspoken assumption that they always act cynically.

Author Keywords: Reform; administrative change; organizing; actors; adaptation

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Oxford P: Pergamon , 1991. Vol. 7, no 2, 143-150- p.
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organizational change, organizational hypocazy, Brunsson, reform
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Business Administration
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-52950DOI: 10.1016/0956-5221(91)90044-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-52950DiVA: diva2:389459
Available from: 2011-01-19 Created: 2011-01-19 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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