Municipal management cooperation: managing multiple rationalities

Leif Holmberg

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    Multiple rationality organizations are characterized by the simultaneously incorporation of different kinds of logic and control systems. They have to provide not only for efficiency but also to comply with e.g. ideal of fairness, sportsman­ship, equal rights, and aesthetic values. Elite sport clubs, theatres, and several municipality activities are examples of organizations that have to cope with multiple rationalities. These organizations are often governed through a combination of political and administrative control systems. They cope mainly by decoupling activities and reinterpret the situations but this often leads to paradoxes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-36
    Number of pages9
    JournalInterdisciplinary Studies Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Business Administration (50202)


    • cooperation
    • multiple rationality
    • municipal management
    • organizations


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