Dealing With Paradoxes, Manufacturing Governance

Article Mercredi 07 avril 2021


Dans Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Édition Sage journals

Francesca Petrella AMU - LEST, Ruth Simsa Vienna University of Economics and Business , Ulla Pape Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science  - Freie Universität Berlin , Joachim Benedikt Pahl , Taco Brandsen Radboud university, Nadine Richez-Battesti AMU - LEST , Annette Zimmer University of Münster


Third-sector organizations (TSOs) in Europe have been confronted with profound changes to their regulatory and societal environments. By applying the concepts of “organizational paradoxes” and “governance,” we analyze how TSOs have adjusted their governance as a response to these environmental challenges. Based on organizational case studies in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, we argue that TSOs have found multiple ways to address tensions at the organizational level, for example, by mobilizing and combining resources, re-arranging their organizational governance and by adopting new legal forms. These changes have resulted in hybridization and increased organizational complexity that might translate into the emergence of new paradoxes at the organizational level. Therefore, dealing with paradoxes constitutes an ongoing process for TSOs that goes beyond incremental adjustments.

DOI : 10.1177%2F08997640211005849

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    Francesca Petrella, Ruth Simsa, Ulla Pape, Joachim Benedikt Pahl, Taco Brandsen, Nadine Richez-Battesti, Annette Zimmer. Dealing With Paradoxes, Manufacturing Governance: Organizational Change in European Third-Sector Organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, SAGE Publications, 2021, pp.089976402110058. ⟨10.1177/08997640211005849⟩
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