Third Sector

Organizing the Third Sector

Researchers: Susan Halford, Pauline Leonard and Katy Bruce.

This new project, part of the ESRC funded Third Sector Research Centre, will explore the nature of work and organization in the third sector by examining everyday working lives and organizational relations. We will draw on recent methodological developments – for example, in visual ethnography and on-line methods – to develop innovative approaches to studying the third sector. Our project will focus on organization in the third sector (organizational practices, cultures, leadership and management); the third sector workforce (careers and identities, skills and credentials, relations between paid an unpaid workers, and exploring trends towards professionalisation and bureaucratization of the sector); and intra-organizational networks, both within the third sector and between sectors.

For more details please contact Pauline Leonard, School of Social Sciences pauline.leonard@southampton.ac.uk