`In this insightful book, Brunsson, Jacobsson and associates propose that standardization provides a viable alternative to market forces and to organizational forms as an institutional arrangement for coordinating and controlling complex exchanges. Their arguments illuminate important facets
of current developments in our rapidly globalizing world.'
W. Richard Scott, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Stanford University
`The authors do a masterful job of highlighting why the study of standardization merits research attention. . . . this is a valuable book that will guide many future empirical studies.'
American Journal of Sociology
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 held the City of Stockholm Chair in Management at the Stockholm School of Economics since 1986. He has authored or co-authored numerous
articles and eighteen books in the field of organizations, including The Irrational Organization, The Organization of Hypocrisy, The Reforming Organization, and Organizing Organizations. Bengt Jacobsson is Professor of Management at Sodertorn University College. He has previously worked at Lund
University and the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (Score). His research has focused primarily on 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.