Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Thesis defence coming up: Three questions for Jayne Jönsson

Published: 2022-04-19

After completing the doctoral education PhD student Jayne Jönsson will defend her thesis 9 May. Get a quick glimpse of her thesis, experiences and near future.

Front cover of Jayne's thesis "Logic Salience: Navigating in the institutional landscape of funding volatility and ideological disputes in nonprofit hybrid organizing."

Hi, Jayne! You are about to defend your thesis Logic Salience: Navigating in the institutional landscape of funding volatility and ideological disputes in nonprofit hybrid organizing. In short, what is your thesis about?

“My dissertation involves nonprofit organizations in Sweden and South Africa which are increasingly exposed to funding scarcity that prompts them to embrace market alternatives. It examines the role played by individual actors in negotiating multiple logics of market and mission. The findings suggest that nonprofit actors may express support for multiple logics, but they ultimately respond to them according to the logic that they identify themselves with the most, tied to the values and ideological preferences they hold.

Logic salience as a concept is proposed and developed abductively by exploring it as an analytical tool throughout the remainder of the case organizations. Through logic salience, my  dissertation theoretically accounts for both the enabling and constraining properties of logics and at the same time elucidates and strengthens the role of individual agency in organizational responses and actions. Apart from a concept that can be useful in studying and understanding how and why actors respond to multiple logics in particular ways, the dissertation provides an update on the current funding challenges to which nonprofits are exposed. These challenges have significance not only for practitioners but also for funding institutions, policymakers, research and societies considering the sector’s attributed role in addressing government and market failures.“

In three words, how would you describe your years as a PhD student at LUSEM?

“My PhD years can be described in different stages:

1st: Exciting

2nd: Shattering

3rd:  Fulfilling“

What are you up to now?

“I’ll continue with teaching and research.“

Thank you, Jayne! Wishing you all the best!

More about Jayne

Jayne is a PhD student at Department of Business Administration, LUSEM.

About Jayne's defence

Jayne's "Spikning"

Jayne traditionally nailed her thesis during the “Spikning“ ceremony 12 April in the Blue Hall in EC3 at LUSEM. Here with her supervisor Professor Tony Huzzard.