The Dynamics of Standardization: Three Perspectives on Standards in Organization Studies

@article{Brunsson2012TheDO,
  title={The Dynamics of Standardization: Three Perspectives on Standards in Organization Studies},
  author={Nils Brunsson and A. Rasche and D. Seidl},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={613 - 632}
}
This paper suggests that when the phenomenon of standards and standardization is examined from the perspective of organization studies, three aspects stand out: the standardization of organizations, standardization by organizations and standardization as (a form of) organization. Following a comprehensive overview of existing research in these three areas, we argue that the dynamic aspects of standardization are under-represented in the scholarly discourse. Furthermore, we identify the main… Expand
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