SAMS, FGV EAESP Paper Development Workshop on NGOs and Management Studies






This workshop aims to shed light on the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in society, to examine the nature of management and organisational processes in these distinctive organisations, and to explore the implications of these for management studies. NGOs and other forms of not-for-profit organisation are important organisational forms but have been relegated to a relatively low level of attention in management studies (Barin Cruz, Alves and Delbridge, 2017) and there have been recent calls for the full range of organisations to feature more prominently in organisation and management studies (Parker, 2017). Non-profit organisations are a general category of organisation, they act upon a broad range of topics, varying from charity, education, health, emergencies, international aid and development of sustainability standards. Among those organisations, NGOs are the most prominent, their goals are both providing goods/services and advocating for causes. NGOs make a crucial contribution to society and the economy and constitute a distinctive organisational form within management is undertaken.
We aim with this workshop to bring scrutiny, problematisation and theorisation on the role of civil society organisation within our capitalist societies. We aim to explore, not limited to, the following topics:
• How NGOs’ activism influences the governance of sustainability, regarding its limits and shaping new paths;
• To whom NGOs are accountable; which mechanisms and strategies they employ to shape markets and governance mechanisms;
• How NGOs are exploring social media (e.g., Twitter) in their strategies;
• How specific ideas are spread around the world via NGOs' actions and campaigns;
• How the UN framework disseminates policies and practices;
• How NGOs shape and reinforce neoliberalism;
• How management practices in NGOs compare to those in other organisational forms.
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18th and 19th December 2019

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed to bring experienced academics and those starting their career together to exchange knowledge and support early career and PhD students’ publications development as well as expanding their network.


Benefits of Attendance

- Developing paper and/or research on NGOs
- Support early career and PhD students publications and career development
- Opportunity to network within the international business and management research community and civil society in general.



The workshop will take place at FGV/EAESP - Av. Nove de Julho, 2029, Bela Vista, SP, 01313-902, Brazil


Paper Submission Details

Abstracts or research proposal should be up to 500 words and be submitted via email to by no later than 25th October 2019 midnight GMT.



Any questions please get in contact with Dr. Marcus Gomes –


Event Price

The workshop is free of charge and there is limited funding to provide partial support for attendees. If you required support, send a personal statement (up to 200 words, including a budget) to support the bursary request to attend the workshop alongside with your abstract or research proposal. The decision on such bursaries will be based on the personal statement and the quality of the abstract or research proposal submitted. Funds are limited and the decisions on how much to support each individual will be made with the aim to increase the number of attendees.

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The booking deadline of this event is: 25th October 2019

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18th December 2019 through 19th December 2019
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