A couple of weeks ago I was at a workshop at Oxford about NGOs and reputations. The workshop was sponsored by the Centre for Corporate Reputation and gathered scholars from a number of disciplinary backgrounds to explore how NGOs create and maintain reputations. In addition, we were interested in examining the reputational consequences that result from their interactions with corporations. At the end of the workshop I shared some of my takeaways.
CCR International Research Fellow
This workshop's mix of theory and practice helped illuminate some important themes for future discussion and research.
From July 15-17, scholars will convene at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School to discuss different dimensions of reputation as it relates to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The workshop will be hosted by the Centre for Corporate Reputation. Examining both advocacy organizations in particular and non-profit organizations in general, scholars from a variety of disciplines will join NGO representatives at the workshop to discuss and debate two core themes: How might reputation serve to regulate NGOs, and what are the reputational dynamics and consequences of NGO-firm interaction?