Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Publication Title

Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs

Volume

6

Issue

2

Pages

159-181

Publisher Name

Midwest Public Affairs Conference

Abstract

Using an institutional logics approach, this study investigates how the institutional logics of leaders of grassroots social service nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia changed over time and how these changes related to changes in organizational mission, people served, professionalization, and interactions with the government. Relying on interviews as well as other data gathered, this analysis of organizational leaders’ narratives reveals the identities and experiences that these leaders turn to in their sensemaking of significant events. The findings show that, on the one hand, social welfare NGOs continued to provide services, increased their advocacy efforts, and professionalized their staff. Volunteer organizations, on the other hand, discontinued provision of social services turning instead to the recruitment and development of volunteers. Theoretically, this empirical case illustrates how an interplay of factors at multiple levels can affect the expression of logics at the organizational level.

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Author Posting © Maria Wathen, 2020. This article is posted here by permission of Maria Wathen for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2020, https://doi.org/10.20899/jpna.6.2.159-181

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