Prof Göran Ahrne
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Organisation: Department of Sociology

Further organisations:
Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE)


Göran Ahrne is professor emeritus in sociology. His publications include works on social theory, social stratification, organization theory, sociology of the state, sociology of the family. His present research concerns the organization of social relations such as friendship, love and kinship as well as the organization of globalization.

3 most recent publications in English
  • Göran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson (2013) “The Travel of Organization” in Drori,G., Höllerer, M., and Walgenbach, P. (eds.) Global Themes and Local Variation in Organization Management. Perspectives on Glocalization. New York: Routledge 2013.
  • Göran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson (2012) “How Much do Meta-Organizations Affect their Members?” in Koch, Martin (Hrsg.) Weltorganisationen. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Göran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson (2011) “Organization outside organizations: The significance of partial organization”, Organization 18(1).
Most cited publications in English
  • Göran Ahrne (1990) Agency and Organization: Towards an Organizational Theory of Society. London: Sage.
  • Göran Ahrne (1994) Social Organizations. Interaction inside, outside and between organizations. London: Sage.
  • Göran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson (2008) Meta-Organizations. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Contracts (1)
Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe - The Making of European Citizenship
Period: 9/1/05 - 8/31/09
The CINEFOGO Network is concerned with the importance of improving citizens' participation in governance. This requires new knowledge on the role of multiple identities, active citizenship and organized civil society. CINEFOGO is a consortium consisting of more than forty universities and research ...