BiographyHaving spent much of my childhood in Africa, I have always held an active interest in the continent, and especially the issue of development aid. Having increasingly more doubts about the effectiveness of charity-based development, more recently I have become interested in social business and social entrepreneurship as vehicles for micro-level development.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My main area of interest these days is social business and social entrepreneurship. More specifically, my research is focused on management in these organisations. A related interest is the issue of social impact and impact measurement.
Published: Jan 07, 2012 by Journal of International Development
Authors: Frederik Claeyé and Terence Jackson
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Area Studies
Non-profit organisations (NPOs) are being pushed to become ‘more business-like’, reflecting global discourse on ‘aid effectiveness’, which is underpinned by managerialist modes of thinking that may be inappropriate to local contexts. We examined the nature of the tendency towards institutional isomorphism empirically investigating this with 14 NPOs in South Africa's Eastern Cape, using a conceptual framework derived from institutional theory.