M@n@gement Special issue
A World of Meta-Organizations: Dynamics and Complexities of Meta-Organizing
Héloïse Berkowitz (CNRS TSM Research): firstname.lastname@example.org
Nils Brunsson (Uppsala University): email@example.com
Michael Grothe-Hammer (Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikaela Sundberg (Stockholm University): email@example.com
Bertrand Valiorgue (Université de Clermont-Ferrand): firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers
Meta-organizations—that is, organizations that have organizations as their members—are an entrenched phenomenon of significant and increasing importance. Nowadays, there are hundreds of thousands of diverse meta-organizations: their number has been escalating and their forms have been evolving rapidly (Ahrne & Brunsson, 2008). Many meta-organizations gather firms (e.g. Global Business Initiative or Airlines for Europe), some gather sustainability standards and accreditation bodies (e.g. the standard association ISEAL), or a combination of universities, businesses, civil society initiatives in multi-stakeholder meta-organizations (e.g. Fair Labor Association). Sports associations are meta-organizations. All international governmental organizations, standards organizations or industry associations can be treated as meta-organizations. Associations of fab labs, living labs and cooperatives also constitute examples of meta-organizations. Hence, almost all individual-based organizations and virtually all states join multiple meta-organizations, thus meta-organizing their environment through several layers. The meta-organizational phenomenon appears therefore far-reaching and heterogeneous, playing various crucial roles in modern society but raising dramatic governance challenges, as the exemplar cases of the European Union or FIFA show.
This special issue wants to embrace and advance the work on meta-organizations.
The full call for papers is available here
Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2019
Submission period: November 1st, 2019 to December 1st, 2019
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with M@n@gement author guidelines available on the journal’s website.
Submit your papers online http://www.management-aims.com/pg-40-article-submission-rules-of-the-scientific-review-of-management-strategy-and-organisation-m@n@gement-.html
Please mention in the cover letter that your submission is for the special issue on MO
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