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Market Means to Political Mission Ends: Scrutinizing the Social Meaning of Moneyin the Swedish Federation for Sexual Education (RFSU)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE).
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the nonprofit debate, there is an assumption that market means lead to market ends, oftentimes with grim consequences for nonprofit organizations. By drawing on a theoretical framework related to the social meaning of money in hybrid organizations, and by applying the framework to a longitudinal mixedmethod single case study ofmoneymanagement in the Swedish Federation for Sexual Education (RFSU), we argue in this paper instead that management of market means may also promote political mission ends. Empirical findings suggest that there are different social currencies at play that help explain why some money (income of a lower perceived social status) may be used by the organization simply as a means to get access to higher status money (and the legitimacy that comes with it). Hence, contrary to common assumptions of mission-drift as a consequence of market means, in this case study, business dividends and royalties commercially generated in fully owned subsidiaries have been informally and formally earmarked as lower status money and then used as means to secure higher status political mission ends.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
hybrid organizations, non profit organizations, earmarked money, mission drift, money management, diversification, RFSU, Sweden
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-178329OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-178329DiVA, id: diva2:1388305
Conference
Political Resources: Autonomy, Legitimacy, Power – A Multidisciplinary Conference on the Role of Economic Resources for Political Organization, Södertörn, Sweden, May 17, 2019
Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-24 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved

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