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Sub-theme 37: The Intricacies of Meta-Organizations

Convenors:
Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Héloïse Berkowitz, CNRS, France
Sanne Bor, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, Geography - 2.05
The Dynamics of Meta-organization: Formation and Evolution Processes
Chair: Nils Brunsson
Emilie Bargues, Xavier Hollandts and Bertrand Valiorgue
Boundary work and formation of meta-organization to mitigate power asymmetries in French dairy food systems, the MilkyWay experience
Discussant(s): Eric Michael Laviolette
Nima Farajpour Bakhtiari
Evolution of (meta) meta-organisations: A processual examination of the journey towards governance failure
Discussant(s): Martina Vukasovic
Jennifer Saniossian, Xavier Lecocq and Christel Beaucourt
Understanding multi-stakeholders meta-organizations. Lessons from extreme cases
Discussant(s): Jean-Baptiste Litrico
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, Geography - 2.05
Meta-organizations and their Members: Similarities, Dissimilarities and Tensions
Chair: Valentina Carbone
Sébastien Arcand, Eric Michael Laviolette, L. Martin Cloutier and Laurent Renard
Meta-organization and collective identity transformation in a regional cider industry
Discussant(s): Tao Wang
Renaud Defiebre-Muller, Sophie Michel and Cyril Villet
Individual interests and disinterestedness in MO dynamics: Creating a food system with and against others
Discussant(s): Cecilia Fredriksson
Martina Vukasovic
Exploring the isomorphic effects of meta-organizations on its members: The case of student unions
Discussant(s): Corentin Curchod
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, Geography - 2.05
Governance through Meta-organizations
Chair: Héloïse Berkowitz
Cecilia Fredriksson
The expansion or extinction of a meta-organisation? The transition to a mandatory membership and the effects on the autonomy of the members in a European accreditation audit setting
Discussant(s): Jane Zhao
Corentin Curchod
Formal governance by meta-organizations and the challenge of relational network alternatives: The case of a wholesale fish market in France
Discussant(s): Eva Karlberg
Jean-Baptiste Litrico, José Carlos Marques and Jakomijn van Wijk
Coach or referee (or both)? The multifaceted role of business-interest meta-organizations in the governance of organizational fields
Discussant(s): Alessandro Giudici
José Carlos Marques
Creating versus commodifying the market for standards: An analysis of meta-governance models
Discussant(s): Steve Cropper
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, Geography - 2.05
Decision and Organization [joint session with sub-theme 60]
Chair: Cristina Besio
Michael Grothe-Hammer and Héloïse Berkowitz
A theory of organization as decision
: Discussant: Sanne Bor
Nils Brunsson, Kristina Tamm Hallström and Ingrid Gustafsson
Macro-organizations – a form for organizing organizations
: Discussant: Héloïse Berkowitz
Héloïse Berkowitz and Sanne Bor
The partial organization of meta-organizations
: Discussant: Nils Brunsson
This is a joint session of the sub-themes 37 and 60.
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, Geography - 2.05
Resources and Functions of Meta-organizations
Chair: Jelena Brankovic
Jane Zhao and Tao Wang
Resource orchestration in meta-organizations: A study of innovation networks in Chinese automotive industry
Discussant(s): Rieneke Slager
Eva Karlberg
(Meta-)organizing women’s movement organizations – The role of resources
Discussant(s): Isabelle Bouty
Steve Cropper and Sanne Bor
On (re-)defining a type: The mixed character of a meta-organisation
Discussant(s): Dylan Nelson
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, Geography - 2.05
Orchestrating Meta-organizations and their Members
Chair: Sanne Bor
Rieneke Slager, Jean-Pascal Gond and Santi Furnari
Orchestrating collective action in meta-organisation: The UN Principles for Responsible Investment
Discussant(s): Nima Farajpour Bakhtiari
Liliane Carmagnac, Valentina Carbone and Anne Touboulic
Unpacking the multifaceted identity of the meta-organisation: The case of the RSPO
Discussant(s): Sophie Michel
Martin Löwstedt and Jane Webb
“Everyone has felt it’s their project”: Strategically enacting ‘equality’ in the tug-of-war of meta-organizing
Discussant(s): Marie-Léandre Gomez
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, Geography - 2.05
Meta-organizations in their Broader Environments
Chair: José Carlos Marqués
Dylan Nelson, Benjamin Huybrechts and Teresa Nelson
Meta-organizations and strategic quantification
Discussant(s): Bertrand Valiorgue
Isabelle Bouty, Marie-Léandre Gomez and Chrystelle Richard
A dynamic perspective on the development of meta-organizations in their fields: The case of Ecole du Ski Français (ESF)
Discussant(s): Jennifer Saniossian
Jelena Brankovic
The global coalition against corruption and the greatest sport on earth: Meta-organizations and global fields
Discussant(s): Anne Touboulic
Riccardo Maiolini and Alessandro Giudici
Orchestrating institutional rejuvenation in meta-organizations: Evidence from a national cooperative league
Discussant(s): Jane Webb