Sub-theme 29: Justifying the Organization: Dealing with Conflicting Economies of Worth and Legitimacy Struggles

Jean-Pascal Gond, Cass Business School, City University London, United Kingdom
Lieke Oldenhof, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jeroen Postma, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, SP 112 (1st floor)
Justifying the Organization: Setting the Stage
Chair: Jean-Pascal Gond
Talia Pfefferman and Michal Frenkel
On gendered justifications: Resource acquisition and worlds of worth in establishing small enterprises in Palestine, 1930–1947
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Talia Pfefferman
Mattia Anesa, Andreas Paul Spee and Nicole Gillespie
Corporate tax justifications
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Mattia Anesa and Nicole Gillespie
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, SP 112 (1st floor)
Justifying Novel Practices
Chair: Lieke Oldenhof
Trin Thananusak and Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari
Justifying novel practices: The case of open access self-archiving and institutional repositories
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Shaz Ansari
Ruben van Werven, Rudi Palmieri and Alessandro Giudici
Establishing legitimacy in a fragmented institutional environment: How entrepreneurs justify a new venture’s activities to different audiences
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Ruben van Werven
Cylien Gibert, Véronique Steyer and Sébastien Picard
The revolving credit of legitimacy: Maintaining provisional autonomy through justifying work
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Cylien Gibert
Session III: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Compromising between Economies of Worth - Room: SP 112 (1st floor)
Chair: Lieke Oldenhof
Fabio James Petani and Jeanne Mengis
Chimeras and ghosts: when sacrificed compromises become haunting historical costs
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Fabio James Petani
Nina Pohler
Composite arrangements and boundary objects: Coordination and justification in a virtual cooperative
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Nina Pohler
Melanie Eichhorn and Rolf Brühl
Banker’s new clothes: An analysis of legitimation strategies in times of crisis
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Melanie Eichhorn and Rolf Brühl
Meg Holden
Planetary urbanism is here for good: Adequate justification or mere celebration?
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Meg Holden
Parallel Stream B: Justifying Hybridity - Room: SP 114 (1st floor)
Chair: Jean-Pascal Gond
Karim Ben Slimane and Tao Wang
Intersections and cross sector partnerships: Justifying and testing hybridity to improve infant nutrition
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Karim Ben Slimane and Tao Wang
Pascale Landry
Conventions of succession practices in the case of artistic directorships in four Quebec cultural organizations
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Pascale Landry
Barbara Hendriks, Arno Simons and Martin Reinhart
Evaluating the organizational strategy of clinician scientists in (bio)medicine
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Barbara Hendriks
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, SP 112 (1st floor)
Justifying Change
Chair: Jeroen Postma
Régis Barondeau and Brian Hobbs
Criticizing and justifying participation in wiki collaboration
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Régis Barondeau and Brian Hobbs
Brigitte Bernard-Rau, Kristina Lauche and Vera Blazevic
The micro-processes of mobilizing justification and valuation to assess CSR and sustainability practices: Worth testing and compromising
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Brigitte Bernard-Rau and Kristina Lauche
Maarit Laihonen and Johanna Järvelä
Institutional obsession for large-scale industrial projects
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Maarit Laihonen and Johanna Järvelä
Session V: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, SP 112 (1st floor)
Economies of Worth in Healthcare
Chair: Lieke Oldenhof
Sam van Elk
Good austerity? Justification, discourse and contested situations
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Sam Beaumont van Elk
Widar von Arx, Nada Endrissat and Claus D. Jacobs
Fundamental change in complex organizations: Justifications, tests and attractiveness of competing orders of worth
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Widar von Arx, Nada Endrissat and Claus Jacobs
Jeroen Postma, Annemieke van Dongen and Roland Bal
Justifying as institutional work: How hospital managers and professionals attempt to change institutions in an experimental space
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Jeroen Postma
Session VI: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, SP 112 (1st floor)
New Methods and Resources for Studying the Economies of Worth
Chair: Jean-Pascal Gond
Johannes Jahn, Melanie Eichhorn and Rolf Brühl
Orders of worth and organizational legitimacy: How individuals evaluate legitimacy
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Johannes Jahn, Rolf Brühl and Melanie Eichhorn
Thibault Daudigeos, Tim Edwards, Stéphane Jaumier, Vincent Pasquier and Hélène Picard
“Catch me if you can” – Elusive domination and the fate of critique in holacratic organizations
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Thibault Daudigeos
Erik S. Jacobi
Dealing with conflicting economies of worth in advertising: An ethnography of the mediation work of account planners
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Erik Jacobi
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, SP 112 (1st floor)
Management, Strategy and the Future of the Economies of Worth
Chair: Jeroen Postma
Francis Desjardins
On justification: The contribution of the orders of worth framework to management research
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Francis Desjardins
Charlotte Cloutier and Jean-Pascal Gond
Is this worthy strategy? Critique, justification and evaluation in the practice of strategy
Presenter(s)Discussant(s): Jean-Pascal Gond