September 2021 Humanistic Management PhD Network Seminar

September 2021 Humanistic Management PhD Seminar

Monday,September 13 from 12pm – 1pm Eastern.

Welcome to IHMA’s Humanistic Management PhD Network. We support PhDs with mentoring, social support and research opportunities. We also have possibilities to connect researchers for publication work, and data gathering sites in companies and organizations connected to IHMA.

In our monthly gatherings the Humanistic Management Ph.D. network is featuring the work of selected Ph.D. students in the field to :

1) highlight their research topic

2) ask specific questions regarding their work for feedback

3) share and discuss concerns of members of the group via Zoom

Please join us for our first session of the new academic year on September 13, 2021 as Maria Adiel Aguiling from De La Salle University presents, “A Multiple Case Study of Antecedents and Outcomes of Beneficiary Participation in Select Philippine Non-Government Organizations.”

Abstract: Businesses and individuals create foundations and other non-government organizations to service groups of disadvantaged persons. International development agencies and Western scholars underscore that effective and efficient services would be impossible without knowing the needs and norms of the community (Cornwall, 2006; Mubita, 2017). Consequently, they encourage the involvement and participation of beneficiaries in decision-making process and control of resources in matters that affect them (Brett, 2003; Cornwall, 2006; Mercelis et al., 2016; Mubita et al., 2017). A pilot study on ten local nonprofit organizations showed that beneficiary participation1 is hardly heard of and practiced among NGOs in the Philippines (Aguiling, 2021). Nonetheless, there are a few NGOs that engage beneficiaries in meetings, consultations, and workshops albeit at an irregular pace and low level (Aguiling, 2021).This research attempts to unravel the phenomenon of beneficiary participation in development-oriented local NGOs that help financially impoverished Filipinos. It also aims to determine if the perception on the stakeholder classification (Miles, 2017) of beneficiaries and trust in beneficiaries, based on Philippine psychology (Sikolohiyang Pilipino), influence the engagement in beneficiary participation. It also aims to identify the results of beneficiary participation. The research shall enlighten readers on the concept of beneficiary participation and describe how it is practiced in a country where there is large power distance, specifically the Philippines. It has the potential to disseminate a constructive practice that will redound to the good of NGOs and beneficiaries. The research will also contribute to Sikolohiyang Pilipino (Philippine Psychology) and non-Western literature on beneficiary participation. In turn, these shall pave the way for cross-cultural studies.Hosted by: David Wasieleski, Erica Steckler, Michael Pirson, and PJ Dillon.

All interested students and scholars are welcome!


The HM PhD Network is sponsored by the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne University.

This monthly gathering is hosted by the International Humanistic Management Association in collaboration with the Academy of Management MSR Interest Group and Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division.