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Boin Arjen et al., "Guardians of Public Value", Springer Nature, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51701-4, License:

This open access book presents case studies of twelve organisations which the public have come to view as institutions. From the BBC to Doctors Without Borders, from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra to CERN, this volume examines how some organisations rise to prominence and remain in high public esteem through changing and challenging times. It builds upon the scholarly tradition of institutional scholarship pioneered by Philip Selznick, and highlights common themes in the stories of these highly diverse organizations; demonstrating how leadership, learning, and luck all play a role in becoming and remaining an institution. This case study format makes this volume ideal for classroom use and practitioners alike. In an era where public institutions are increasingly under threat, this volume offers concrete lessons for contemporary organisation leaders.


Public Policy, Public Administration, Administration, Organization And Leadership, Organization And Leadership, Public Organizations, Public Value, Open Access, Leadership, Institutional Reform, International Organizations, Institutional Adaptation, Institution-building, Election Commission Of India, Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (cpib), British Broadcasting Corporation (bbc), The Riksbank, The European Court Of Justice (ecj), The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Wada, The European Organization For Nuclear Research (cern), Rijkswaterstaat, Médecins Sans Frontières (msf, Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (ipcc), Australian Competition And Consumer Commission (accc), Educational Administration & Organization

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