Multivocality and calculability in field emergence: The case of impact investing in Spain

Guillermo Casasnovas, Lisa Hehenberger, Kyriaki Papageorgiou

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Abstract

We study the role of impact measurement - made explicit and transparent through a new financing mechanism called the social impact bond - in the development of the field of impact investing in Spain. Our study confirms that multivocality is important to convene diverse actors and envision new solutions, but we also find that impact measurement provides the necessary calculative device that contributes to the emergence of the new field of impact investing. Our analysis reveals three interconnected and reinforcing mechanisms that are put in motion by this calculative device: setting goals, demarcating accountabilities and evaluating outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Aug 202011 Aug 2020

Conference

Conference80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/08/2011/08/20

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