Sub-theme 73: The Plurality of Meta-organizations: Variations and Dynamics of Collective Action among Organizations

Göran Ahrne, SCORE & Stockholm University, Sweden
Héloïse Berkowitz, CNRS, LEST, Aix Marseille University, France
Sanne Bor, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Session Time Corridor 1: Thursday, July 08, 09:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Opening & Introductions / Paper Session 1 & Paper Session 2
Break 1: 10:30 to 11:00
Chair: Göran Ahrne, Héloïse Berkowitz & Sanne Bor [Opening]; Laurent Fraisse [Paper Session 2]
Jennifer Saniossian, Laurent Fraisse, Francesca Petrella and Nadine Richez-Battesti
Analysing social clusters: A cross-reading from meta-organization and social and solidarity economy theories
Discussant(s): Daniela Erohina
Sihem Mammar el Hadj, Laura Sabbado and Ingrid Mazzilli
Decision-making processes throughout meta-organizations’ life cycle: A case study in the French cultural sector
Discussant(s): Karine Guiderdoni-Jourdain et al.
Renaud Defiebre-Muller and Sophie Michel
Dormant meta-organizations: Resting, dreaming, or freezing? Exploring the metaphor
Discussant(s): Sihem Mammar el Hadj et al.
Karine Guiderdoni-Jourdain, Martine Gadille and Robert Tchobanian
Modeling the meta-organization trajectory of empowerment through its dynamic of mediation between public policy and MO members’ needs – A longitudinal and multiple cases study
Discussant(s): Renaud Defiebre-Muller & Sophie Michel
09:00–10:30: Opening & Introductions + Paper Session 1
Paper presentation by Jennifer Saniossian et al.

11:00–12:30: Paper Session 2 – MO dynamics
Paper presentations by el Hadj et al.; Defiebre-Muller & Michel; Guiderdoni-Jourdain et al.
Session Time Corridor 2: Thursday, July 08, 16:00 to 17:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Paper Session 3: Meta-organization's Competition and Communication
Chair: Sanne Bor
Louis Cousin and Luc K. Audebrand
The influence of industry and trade associations in the diffusion of open interoperability standards
Discussant(s): Nhung Hoang
Adrien Laurent, Pierre Garaudel and Géraldine Schmidt
Competing for representativeness: the meta-organizational dimension of epistemic competition. The case of a “dissident” organization in the French addiction field
Discussant(s): Louis Cousin & Luc K. Audebrand
Nhung Hoang
Artificializing numbers: An empirical evidence from a US intergovernmental organization
Discussant(s): Adrien Laurent et al.
Session Time Corridor 3: Friday, July 09, 09:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Paper Session 4 & Paper Session 5
Break 1: 10:30 to 11:00
Chair: Göran Ahrne [Paper Session 4] & Héloïse Berkowitz [Paper Session 5]
Iu Tusell, Constantin Blome, Stephan Manning, Martin Schleper, Constantin Blome and Martin C. Schleper
Grand challenges as a governance problem: The potential of Meta-organizations
Discussant(s): Alice Schoonejans
Claire-Anaïs Boulanger, Vanessa Ketels, Annick Castiaux and Annick Castiaux
When a meta-organization meets a third-place to foster sustainability
Discussant(s): Iu Tusell et al.
Alice Schoonejans
A meta-organizational perspective on the responsibility of international organizations: Case study of the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework
Discussant(s): Claire-Anaïs Boulanger et al.
Sanne Bor, Karl-Erik Sveiby and Mikko Laamanen
Horizontal organizing of collective will: An alternative starting point of organization
Discussant(s): Emilie Bourlier Bargues & Anne Albert-Cromarias
Lola Duprat and Assia Viachka
Territorialized meta-organization and the importance of proximities for meta-organizing: Case study of a cultural wasteland in Marseille (France)
Discussant(s): Sanne Bor et al.
Emilie Bourlier Bargues and Anne Albert-Cromarias
Deep inside the formation process of a meta-organization: A boundary work perspective
Discussant(s): Lola Duprat & Assia Viachka
09:00–10:30: Paper Session 4 – Meta-organizations and Governance: Their Importance for Sustainability
Paper presentations by Tusell et al.; Boulanger et al.; Schoonejans

11:00–12:30: Paper Session 5 – Organizing and Meta-organizing: Alternative Dimensions
Paper presentations by Bor et al.; Duprat & Viachka; Bourlier Bargues & Albert-Cromarias
Session Time Corridor 4: Friday, July 09, 16:00 to 17:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Paper Session 6 / Reflections & Wrap-up Discussion
Chair: Göran Ahrne, Héloïse Berkowitz & Sanne Bor
Daniela Erohina
The role of meta-organizations in optimizing the use of natural resources by companies. The Case of industrial symbioses
Discussant(s): Jennifer Saniossian et al.
Session Time Corridor 5: Saturday, July 10, 07:00 to 07:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)