Uncovering Micro‐Practices and Pathways of Engagement that Scale Up Social‐Driven Collaborations: A Practice View of Power

33 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2015

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Sonia Tello‐Rozas

ESG UQAM

Marlei Pozzebon

HEC Montreal - Information Technology Department

Chantale Mailhot

HEC Montreal

Date Written: December 2015

Abstract

This paper explores how large‐scale social‐driven collaborations might grow in scale and help promote political change. We present the results of a qualitative investigation of a complex platform where multiple and hybrid collaborations co‐exist and where civil society plays a central role. Based on a longitudinal comparative case study, we draw a processual model describing micro‐practices and pathways of engagement. We show that the emergence of these collaborations requires a new type of convener, one that is able to manage the interplay between the sharing/co‐creation of abundant resources and the coordinated decentralization of informal authority. Our study extends existing debates on the role of resources and authority, showing the complementarity between possession and practice perspectives of power. Finally, we identified synergies between collaboration and social movement literatures, particularly showing that large‐scale collaborations could be mobilized to refine social movement agendas and achieve more purposive collective action.

Keywords: large‐scale social‐driven collaborations, micro‐practices and pathways of engagement, possession and practice perspectives of power, social movement

Suggested Citation

Tello‐Rozas, Sonia and Pozzebon, Marlei and Mailhot, Chantale, Uncovering Micro‐Practices and Pathways of Engagement that Scale Up Social‐Driven Collaborations: A Practice View of Power (December 2015). Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 52, Issue 8, pp. 1064-1096, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2685954 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joms.12148

Sonia Tello‐Rozas (Contact Author)

ESG UQAM

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Marlei Pozzebon

HEC Montreal - Information Technology Department ( email )

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Chantale Mailhot

HEC Montreal

3000, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2L3
Canada

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