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dc.contributor.authorClaus, Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorTracey, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-21T23:31:18Z
dc.date.available2019-08-21T23:31:18Z
dc.date.issued2020-08en
dc.identifier.issn0001-4273
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/296091
dc.description.abstractWe examine how organizations can challenge institutions that are coercively protected by powerful elites – guarded institutions – when they are unable or unwilling to advocate publicly against them. To do so, we draw on an in-depth qualitative study of efforts to combat child marriage in Indonesia. We explore how an international children’s rights organization worked alongside local NGOs and activists to disrupt the institution of child marriage through two discrete strategies: the crafting of an alter ego that takes the appearance of a social movement that has emanated from the grassroots but is actually highly organized; and the use of this alter ego to support the incubation of public dissent by means of a high-stakes event. We contribute to the literature by developing a theorized account of how organizations can challenge guarded institutions when they cannot speak out – an important organizational problem that has received limited attention. We also challenge the theoretical distinction that has been drawn between the organizational mobilization of activists, often referred to as astroturfing, and seemingly organic mobilization that is said to emerge at the grassroots.
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherAcademy of Management
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleMaking change from behind a mask: how organizations challenge guarded institutions by sparking grassroots activismen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage996
prism.issueIdentifier4en
prism.publicationDate2020en
prism.publicationNameAcademy of Management Journalen
prism.startingPage965
prism.volume63en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.43137
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-07-31en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.5465/amj.2017.0507en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-08en
dc.contributor.orcidTracey, Paul [0000-0002-5877-9817]
dc.identifier.eissn1948-0989
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2019-08-15en
cam.orpheus.successTue Jun 30 14:34:46 BST 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-08-15


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