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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

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Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

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Panel discussions


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 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 15

'Taking Cinderella for a spin, are we?' Civil society organizations in the new limelight


Filip Wijkström
Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Gemma Donnelly-Cox
School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Ruth Simsa
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria

Martin A. Steinbereithner
Einstein Consulting/London, UK


Main location:        UZA 1, sector A, level 01, room Freizeitzentrum
Parallel sessions:  UZA 1, sector A, level 0, room S.0.8


Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30
IT and Strategy in Civil Society Organisations

Chair: Filip Wijkström

Arno Kourula
Who are the potential stepsisters and stepmothers, and where to find an eventual Prince Charming? Cinderella in search of a strategy

Philippe Eynaud
Information technology: More than just a magic dress every nonprofit organization wants for the grand ball?

Johan Söderholm and Stefan Einarsson
Balancing the interests of grant and gift givers versus the interests of the principals – Studying the sports movement and the cancer society in Sweden

Stefan Einarsson
A movement strategy and the issue of integration and differentiation: The case of the IOGT-NTO family

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30
Civil Society Forum
(posters crosscutting all other themed groups)

Chair: Gemma Donnelly-Cox

Markus Helfen and Achim Oberg
Efficiency, legitimacy and the effectiveness of German Employers' Associations

Joanna Howard, Chris Miller, Mojgan Rahbari, Marilyn Taylor, Antoaneta Mateeva, Ruman Petrov and Luis Serra
Navigating the tensions: A comparison across four countries

Pernilla Hultén and Anahid Aghamanoukjan
On the distinctiveness and added value of nonprofit organisations

Karin Kreutzer
Leading without formal power

Andrea Leite Rodrigues and Janette Brunstein
From their point of view: An interpretativist approach of the work of a civil society organization in an experience within Brazilian public schools

Lucas Meijs
Crossing the border: A grounded study of legitimating business relations in a civil society context

Andrew O'Reagan and Gemma Donnelly-Cox
You can dance if you want to: Modes and Roles of Civil Society Organising

Andreas Schröer
Impact strategies in civil society organisations

Marie-France Turcotte
Dancing in true harmony for a short time: A comparative case study of multi-stakeholder collaborations and partnerships

Filip Wijkström
Swedish foundations, roles and contours

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30
Panel Session and Contributions on Taxonomy Issues

Chair/discussant: Kari Steen-Johnsen

Alex Murdock
Leading, being led, partners or antagonists?

Dennis R. Young
Managing the new music

Jon van Til
Fitting the third sector's shoe


Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30
Governance and Democracy

Chair: Martin Steinbereithner

Kari Steen-Johnsen
Changing sport organizations – Between efficiency and democracy

Torbjörn Einarsson
The civil society organization membership as a part of the governance structure

Georg von Schnurbein
Governance in trade associations: A nice ballroom dress or real beauty?

Hiromi Nakazato and Takeshi Hiramoto
Next step? How to activate the C2C community currency transaction

Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15
Indiduals, Organisations, Sectors: Roles and Functions

Chair: Ruth Simsa

Michaela Neumayr and Michael Meyer
Why invite Cinderella? Identifying the functions of civil society organizations on organizational level

Martin Steinbereithner and Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Dancing just for the sake of it? Conceptualizing career success in nonprofit organizations – A theoretical framework

Geoffrey R. Weller, Brendan K. O'Rourke and Aidan O'Driscoll
The spark that becomes a flame? A study of young Irish adults talk about their future involvement in civil society

Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30
The Social Enterprise: Its Role and Importance

Chair: Gemma Donnelly-Cox

Ingo Bode
Sacred model or profane muddling through? Nonprofit organisations as 'social enterprises' in evolving environments: The example of 'organized' work integration in Britain and Germany

Albert C.Y. Teo
Legitimation, cooptation, and embeddedness: Implications for the viability and sustainability of social enterprises

Rainer Loidl-Keil and Anna Ciepielewska
Social enterprises in Poland – The Slavic tigers. Exploring nine cases of civil society organisations from organisation theory perspectives

Barbara Imperatori and Dino Ruta
Designing high social impact organisations. How to combine business and social dimensions in rehabilitation communities

Session VII: Saturday, July 7 – 11:00–12:30
Critical Managerialism, Language und Translation

Chair: Martin Steinbereithner

Annie Camus
It takes two to Tango: Conceptualizing government-CSO relations in a dynamic perspective

Eivind Å. Skille
The local voluntary sports club and central policy – Theoretical preliminaries

Eleanor Burt and John Taylor
Voluntary organisations in the polity: Citizen engagement, legitimacy, and accountability on the web. If this is the tune … What's happened to the dance?

Anahid Aghamanoukjan, Johannes Leitner, Florentine Maier, Michael Meyer and Reinhard Millner
Matching hat and handbag but losing a shoe? The impact of managerialisation on civil society organisations