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dc.contributor.authorKontinen, Tiina
dc.contributor.authorOnali, Anja
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-22T10:58:20Z
dc.date.available2017-03-22T10:58:20Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationKontinen, T., & Onali, A. (2017). Strengthening Institutional Isomorphism in Development NGOs? Program Mechanisms in an Organizational Intervention. <i>SAGE open</i>, <i>7</i>(1). <a href="https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016688725" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016688725</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26915937
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73304
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/53344
dc.description.abstractNongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in international development struggle between being actors in the mainstream or representatives of alternatives to it. However, many NGOs all over the world align with the mainstream and are increasingly similar to each other. This homogenization results from institutional isomorphism, which is affected by their aspirations to be legitimate vis-á-vis the international field. Consultancies are among the main practices to promote normative isomorphism, but little is known about their micro-level dynamics. Drawing on the notion of program mechanisms in realistic evaluation, we scrutinize how external facilitators in organizational development processes enable normative isomorphism. As a result of analysis of interventions in three Finnish development NGOs, we identify program mechanisms of convincing, embedding, and consolidating. Our findings show how organizational development activities contribute to the direction of change toward normative isomorphism and argue that a detailed analysis of intervention mechanisms would be useful for self-reflection in any field of activity.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSAGE open
dc.subject.otherinstitutional isomorphism
dc.subject.otherdevelopment NGO
dc.subject.otherorganizational intervention
dc.subject.otherrealistic evaluation
dc.subject.otherprogram mechanism
dc.titleStrengthening Institutional Isomorphism in Development NGOs? Program Mechanisms in an Organizational Intervention
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201703221727
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineKansainvälinen kehitystutkimusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineInternational Development Studiesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-03-22T10:15:07Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2158-2440
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume7
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2017. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons License.
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1177/2158244016688725


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