Nils Brunsson

Professor emeritus at Department of Business Studies

Mobile phone:
+46 76 1280300
Visiting address:
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, ingång C
751 20 UPPSALA
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Research Projects:

Partial organization

The construction of competition


Academic merits: PhD

Nils Brunsson is professor of management and affiliated with Uppsala University and Score (Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research) at the Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University, Sweden. He has held chairs in management at the Stockholm School of Economics and at Uppsala University. Brunsson has published numerous articles and authored, co-authored or edited thirty books in the field of management and organization studies. The list of books includes The Irrational Organization (1985), The Organization of Hypocrisy (1989), The Reforming Organization (1993), A World of Standards (2000), Mechanisms of Hope (2006), The Consequences of Decision-Making (2007), Meta-organizations (2008), Reform as Routine (2009), Decisions (2017), Organizing and Reorganizing Markets (2018), Organization outside Organizations (2019) and Competition. What it is and why it happens. Nils Brunsson has studied organizational decision-making, administrative reform, standardization and the organization of markets. His current research interests include partial organization, meta-organizations and the social construction of competition. Brunsson has received several awards for his research and teaching and he is an honorary member of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS).

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Nils Brunsson