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Risk organizers in quest of authority: Organizing for impartiality in the markets of inspection and certification
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
2011 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

On the basis of two empirical cases (the market of motor vehicle inspection and the market of management certification) this paper analyses different strategies used to make these markets credible and trustworthy. The market actors are referred to as risk organizers and the strategies used as risk management strategies. These risk management strategies are undertaken both by the market actors themselves, and by state authorities and/or NGOs. Through different organizational solutions, authority for the verification activities is gained. Combining theories of the risk-society state, organizational analyses of standards as transnational regulations, with the critical literature on auditing, the paper explains how the expanding market of verifications such as vehicle inspection and management certification can appear stable and credible.

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risk organizers, authority, impartiality, market of inspection, market of certification, Swedac
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Business Administration
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62695OAI: diva2:444001
Paper presented at the NFF 2011 conference, Stockholm, Sweden. Subtheme 06 Interdisciplinary perspectives on auditing, 20-24 August 2011
Organizing Markets
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 15330
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2011-09-27 Last updated: 2013-01-22Bibliographically approved

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