Nettsider med emneord « organization theory»

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

The European Commission, in some ways more similar to a national government than to international institutions, is the object of scrutiny in this paper. On the basis of contrasting theoretical perspectives, the importance of nationality to Commission proceedings is considered; the paper finds the organizational perspective to offer particularly valuable insights in this area.

ARENA Working Paper 30/2002 (html)

Morten Egeberg

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper presents the results of a unique empirical study on committe identity and allegiance. One of the observations is that while multiple allegiance is a universal feature of committe work, the relative weight of national, supranational and sectoral loyalties vary systematically between Council and Commission committees.

ARENA Working Paper 02/2003 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg, Guenther F. Schaefer and Jarle Trondal

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

From an institutional point of view, this paper studies role perceptions and allegiance of national civil servants participating in EU committes.

ARENA Working Paper 03/2002 (html)

Jarle Trondal

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper the question of how to reconcile political unity and diversity, a classic problem of democratic theory, is applied to the evolving European polity. Specific emphasis is put on the dynamic behind voluntary cross-border cooperation and the consequences of such integration to the viability and democratic quality of constituent institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 13/2004 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper is a reproduction of the author's John Gaus lecture given in August 2003. Maintaining that a theory of administration must also be a theory of politics, it discusses the democratic tasks of public administration in serving the people rather than a ruling class.

ARENA Working Paper 20/2003 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Drawing on institutional theory and sociology, this paper attempts to explain the contradictory trends in EU integration and implementation. Divergence between different sectors and countries is perceived as reflecting organizational dynamics and national re-contextualisation, both insufficiently explained by traditional theories of integration.

ARENA Working Paper 11/2004 (pdf)

Svein S. Andersen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper aims at understanding role behaviour and conflict dimensions in the College of European Commissioners.

ARENA Working Paper 17/2005 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

This paper aims to enhance our understanding of the dynamics of change in universities. A conceptual framework is developed to conceive of the contrasting role expectations filled by universities. Furthermore, institutional interaction and adaptation is exemplified by the ongoing process of Europeanization of higher education and research.

ARENA Working Paper 15/2005 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

How does the EU's organisational structure affect its impact on domestic governments? This paper investigates Council and Commission influence on national governance. By empirical data from Norway and Sweden it is shown that while the Council consolidates administrative hierarchies, the Commission disrupts such traditional structures by by-passing them.

ARENA Working Paper 22/2005 (pdf)

Torbjörn Larsson and Jarle Trondal

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

What are the variables primarily affecting bureaucrats' autonomy in decision-making and recruitment? This paper directs our focus towards institutional features in an attempt to define the conditions stimulating - or countering - bureaucratic autonomy.

ARENA Working Paper 15/1998 (html)

Morten Egeberg

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Based on extensive empirical evidence, this paper attempts to establish some patterns in the interaction between business and EU institutions.

ARENA Working Paper 29/2005 (pdf)

Rainer Eising

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Drawing on fresh empirical data, this paper accounts for the inter-penetration between the European Commission and national regulatory agencies. Focusing on the environmental domain, a comparative Nordic analysis shows that integration differs, in part due to organizational features and administrative culture.

ARENA Working Paper 30/2005 (pdf)

Maria Martens

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In this paper the authors document that agency officials pay significantly less attention to signals from executive politicians than their counterparts within ministerial departments.

ARENA Working Paper 09/2009 (pdf)

Morten Egeberg and Jarle Trondal

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

Expantion of the EU's executive capacity through agencies. An analysis on the genesis of the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

ARENA Working Paper 08/2009 (pdf)

Maria Martens

Publisert 9. nov. 2010 10:52

In spite of relentless criticism over many years bureaucracies and bureaucrats are possibly experiencing a renaissance. The aim of this paper is to make sense of this puzzle by exploring bureaucracy as a specific way of organizing public administration in democratic societies. Through what processes and under what conditions is administrative organization likely to come close to the Weberian ideal type?

ARENA Working Paper 14/2007 (pdf)

Johan P. Olsen