News vom 09.11.2014
Johanna Mair and Lisa Hehenberger have just published their article "Front-stage and backstage convening: The transition from opposition to mutualistic coexistence in organizational philanthropy" in the Academy of Management Journal. The article draws on research on field-configuring events and the broader literature on convening to examine the emergence of venture philantrophy as a new institutional model. They examine both "front-stage" (i.e. official event programs and discourses) and "backstage" (i.e. who convened events and why) processes to unravel the complex micro-dynamics underlying the emergence of new institutional models in organizational fields. Looking at the "backstage" work of event organizing is indeed an important advancement of existing research on field-configuring events, as my colleagues Leonhard Dobusch, Lauri Wessel and I also argue in our forthcoming article "Backstage: Organizing Events as Proto-Institutional Work in the Popular Music Industry".