Theme Leader – Professional Michael Fischer

This theme explores the mobilising potential of communities, groups, and other network-based forms of organising to undertake transformational work in organisations and civil society. Empirically, we address the dynamics of major societal ‘tension points’, especially in healthcare, education, and other human service organisations – where the perspectives and meaningful participation of end users and other stakeholders, have potential to create transformational change. By focusing on agentic forms of distributed leadership and participation across organisational and sector boundaries, we illuminate practices of effectively mobilising and distributing social capital.