Sub-theme 18: Civil Society Organizations: The Site of Legitimizing the Common Good

Michael Meyer, WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Liv Egholm, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Damien Mourey, Sorbonne Graduate Business School, France
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, FG 1A13 (1st floor)
Organization, Democracy, Empowerment, and Anarchy
Chair: Michael Meyer
Tiina Kontinen
Empowerment as a means of organizational legitimation in development NGOs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sheila Cannon
Ewoud Vandepitte and Lesley Hustinx
‘Civil anarchizing’ for the common good: An ethnography of organizational culture-in-interaction in the climate justice movement
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Pamela Popielarz
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, FG 1A13 (1st floor)
An International Perspective on Accountability
Chair: Liv Egholm
Liesbet Heyse, Fernando Nieto Morales and Rafael Wittek
Upward and downward accountability in international humanitarian NGOs: Contributing to the common good? A comparison of Oxfam and CARE
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Nathalie Bénet, Aude Deville & Séverine Ventolini
Carolyn Cordery and Samir Ayoub
Transparency and accountability in global NGOs: Do websites discriminate against donors’ domicile?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Julien Kleszczowski & Nathalie Raulet-Croset
Gorgi Krlev, Helmut K. Anheier, Georg Mildenberger, Lea Heyer and Martin Hölz
Third sector organisations: Brokers, legitimizers & enablers of social innovation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Marlin Arvidson & Stig Linde
Session III: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, FG 1A13 (1st floor)
Institutional Logics
Chair: Damien Mourey
Alexandra Ioan
Strategizing in a highly institutionalized environment. Social enterprises in Germany
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Filip Wijkström, David Falk & Torbjörn Einarsson
Hanna Schneider and Michael Meyer
Social entrepreneurship as institutional work: The interplay between identity framings and identity work
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Adrien Laurent, Philippe Eynaud, Pierre Garaudel & Géraldine Schmidt
Stefan Einarsson, Marta Reuter and Pelle Åberg
Think tanks a new organizational animal in Swedish civil society
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Richard Lang, Ewald Kibler & David Mullins
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, FG 1A13 (1st floor)
Historical Perspectives on the Common Good
Chair: Michael Meyer
Elisabeth S. Clemens
The dynamics of norms and form
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mathias Hein Jessen
Liv Egholm
The messiness of common good.An analysis of philanthropic practices and concepts 1920–2014
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Daniel King
Pamela A. Popielarz
A hidden curriculum on civil society? Structures and practices of the Knights of Pythias, 1868–1930
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Lesley Hustinx & Ewoud Vandepitte
Session V: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, FG 1A13 (1st floor)
Accountability Systems
Chair: Liv Egholm
Malin Arvidson and Stig Linde
From external control to moral and political agency: Investigating links between externally driven and intrinsically motivated accountability
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Gorgi Krlev, Christian Behrendt, Georg Mildenberger & Helmut K. Anheier
Julien Kleszczowski and Nathalie Raulet-Croset
Social impact measurement as a rational myth: A study of the building process of practice in a nonprofit organization
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Carolyn Cordery & Samir Ayoub
Nathalie Bénet, Aude Deville and Séverine Ventolini
Justification in the case of a cooperative bank: An approach through performance measurement systems
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Liesbet Heyse, Fernando Nieto Morales & Rafael Wittek
Session VI: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, FG 1A13 (1st floor)
Democracy in Good and Bad Civil Society
Chair: Damien Mourey
Daniel King and Martyn Griffin
Democracy for the common good: Would Civil Society Organizations be more legitimate through developing internal democratic practices?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Liv Egholm
Mathias Hein Jessen
Governing civil society organisations and constructing the common good: Civil Society in the Shadow of the Danish State
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Elisabeth Clemens
Sheila Cannon, Ashley Robbins and Omar Hadidi
Case study of the National LGBT Foundation of Ireland
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tiina Kontinen
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, FG 1A13 (1st floor)
Gaining or Loosing Legitimacy through Restructuring Operations
Chair: Damien Mourey
Richard Lang, Ewald Kibler and David Mullins
Linking social capital in (re-)gaining legitimacy of non-profit organizational models: The case of community-led housing in England
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Stefan Einarsson, Marta Reuter & Pelle Åberg
Filip Wijkström, David Falk and Torbjörn Einarsson
Non-profits and their for-profits: A study of the hybrid character of the Swedish nonprofit sector
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alexandra Ioan
Adrien Laurent, Philippe Eynaud, Pierre Garaudel and Géraldine Schmidt
NPOs’ mergers: Looking for legitimacy? The specific case of mergers between federations
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Hanna Schneider & Michael Meyer