This book augments the many important Scandinavian contributions to our understanding of the organizational mosaic of society. It focuses on the interaction among organizations, how it is structured and how it is sustained or transformed. In different ways the 14 chapters demonstrate that the many complex forms of cooperation and competition among organizations cannot be captured solely by models such as hierarchies and markets. Likewise it is shown that organizational change cannot merely be understood as resulting from rational design or environmental dictates.
This book is aimed at students of organizations as well as all others interested in how organizations shape our everyday life.