Sub-theme 30: Organizations of Organizations

Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Hervé Dumez, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Dieter Kerwer, University of Munich, Germany
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:45, H-B34
Varieties of Meta-organizing: Social Movements, NGOs and IGOs
Chair: Hervé Dumez
Christoph Haug
Organizing spaces: Meeting arenas as social movement infrastructure between organization, network, and institution
Discussant(s): Göran Ahrne
Juho Lindman and Jouni Westling
The new sovereigns: Organizations of organizations as constitutional subjects
Discussant(s): Carolin Decker
Nils Brunsson, Göran Ahrne and Dieter Kerwer
International organizations as meta-organizations
Discussant(s): Johannes Lehner
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, H-B34
Bridging the Boundaries of the State
Chair: Dieter Kerwer
Stig Westerdahl and Maria Bogren
Organizations in cooperation within development partnerships – The impact of organizational fields and institutions
Discussant(s): Liv Fries
Svenne Junker
Decisions in EU meta-governance: Characteristics and consequences for decision-making in organizations of organizations
Discussant(s): Konstantinos Pitsakis
Göran Ahrne and Adrienne Sörbom
Meta-organizations and the troublesome globalization of politics
Discussant(s): John Brocklesby
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, H-B34
Organizing Rule-making
Chair: Nils Brunsson
John Brocklesby
Organizing organizations in the fight against against transnational crime
Discussant(s): Dieter Kerwer
Luc Brès
Power and institutions in global standardization: The role and the importance of ambiguity
Discussant(s): Christoph Haug
Hervé Dumez and Alain Jeunemaître
Emergence of a new organizational form: The case of European regulatory
Discussant(s): Stig Westerdahl
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 11:00, H-B34
Autonomy and Resistance of Members
Chair: Göran Ahrne
Liv Fries
Shifting functions, shifting autonomy. How the function of the meta-organization affects their own and the members' autonomy
Discussant(s): Hervé Dumez
Johannes M. Lehner and Cäcilia Innreiter-Moser
The impact of political parties in Austria for their members
Discussant(s): Dennis Schoeneborn
Mats Jutterström
Organizing umbrella organizations – Conflict, informal co-ordination and member resistance
Discussant(s): Francesco Paoletti
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 16:00, H-B34
Governance and Management
Chair: Mats Jutterström
Régis Martineau and Denis Chabault
Strategic process in meta-organizations: Management tools and strategizing
Discussant(s): Gilles Crague
Frank Lerch, Elke Schüßler and Carolin Decker-Lange
Governance of inter-cluster collaboration: A typology and systematic assessment
Discussant(s): Régis Martineau
Fernando Nogueira, Gabriela de Brelàz and Mário Aquino Alves
Governance of two Brazilian meta-organizations: An exploratory study
Discussant(s): Mats Jutterström
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, H-B34
Chair: Carolin Decker
Raoul C.D. Nacamulli, Francesco Paoletti and Peter Sheldon
Membership, identity and internal organization in an employers' association
Discussant(s): Liv Fries
Konstantinos Pitsakis and Tobias Goessling
Legitimacy conditions of organizational entry into industrial associations
Discussant(s): Fernando Nogueira
Gilles Crague
Local business associations as meta-organizations
Discussant(s): Juho Lindman
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, H-B34
Chair: Nils Brunsson
Dennis Schoeneborn, Timothy Kuhn and Patrick Haack
The communicative constitution of partial organizations
Discussant(s): Alain Jeunemaître
Concluding discussion: What have we learnt and where to go from here?