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Göran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson

A growing number of organizations are meta-organizations; rather than individuals they have other organizations as their members. This comprehensive book explains, in-depth, the unique way in which meta-organizations function, how they differ from organizations with individual membership, and how they are crucial agents in the process of globalization.
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Chapter 1: Organized Organizations

Göran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson


Abbreviations and acronyms ACEA Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles (European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association) Asian Football Confederation Association of Southeast Asian Nations Bureau International de Poids et Mesures (International Bureau of Weights and Measures) Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German Federal Republic) Confédération Africaine de Football Council of European Municipalities and Regions Community of European Management Schools and International Companies Comité Européen de Normalisation (European Committee for Standardization) Commonwealth of Independent States Confederation of International Soft Drinks Asssociation Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (South American Football Confederation) Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic) European Coal and Steel Community European Low Fares Airline Association European Parking Association European Union viii AFC ASEAN BIPM BRD CAF CEMR CEMS CEN CIS CISDA CONCACAF CONMEBOL DDR ECSC ELFAA EPA EU Abbreviations and acronyms ix EUA FCC FIBA FIFA FMCU-UTO FSC GATT IATA IAU IBRA ICC ICF ICMCI IEC IFA IFF IFOAM IIHF ILO IMO INTOSAI ISA ISO ITU ITUC IULA LO MERCOSUR NATO European University Association Federation of Swedish County Councils (Landstingsförbundet) International Basketball Federation Fédération Internationale de Football Association World Federation of United Cities Forest Stewardship Council General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade International Air Transport Association International Association of Universities International Bee Research Association International Chamber of Commerce International Cremation Federation International Council of Management Consulting Institutes International Egg Commission International Fertilizer Industry Association International Floorball Federation International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements International Ice Hockey Federation International Labour Organization...

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