Organizational Hybridity: Perspectives, Processes, Promises Vol: 69

Marya Besharov
Cornell University, USA

Bjoern Mitzinneck
University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Product Details
07 Dec 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
336 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
This book contains Open Access chapters.

As complex, intractable social problems continue to intensify, organizations respond with novel approaches that bridge multiple institutional spheres and combine forms, identities, and logics that would conventionally not go together, creating hybridity.

Scholarly research on this phenomenon has expanded in tandem, drawing on varied theoretical lenses and exploring a widening array of empirical contexts.This edited volume takes stock of recent developments in the literature and sets a foundation for the next generation of research on organizational hybridity. It offers a multi-level, dynamic approach for capturing and explaining heterogeneity in how hybridity manifests and evolves within organizations and fields over time. The chapters included in the volume cover institutional logics, organizational identity, social categories, and paradox approaches to hybridity, and they examine settings ranging from social enterprise, microfinance, and impact investing to business sustainability, health care, and government.

Taken as a whole, the volume provides both inspiration and analytical tools for developing timely and relevant insights to address pressing societal challenges. It is essential reading for organizational scholars, as well as leaders in business, non-profit, and public sector organizations.
Chapter 1. Heterogeneity in Organizational Hybridity: A Configurational, Situated, and Dynamic Approach; Marya Besharov 
Chapter 2. Hybridity and Institutional Logics; Anne-Claire Pache and Patricia H. Thornton 
Chapter 3. Taking Hybridity for Granted: Institutionalization and Hybrid Identification; Mary Ann Glynn, Elizabeth Hood, and Benjamin D. Innis OPEN ACCESS
Chapter 4. Reasoning with Heuristics: A New Approach to Categories Theory and the Evaluation of Hybrids; Tyler Wry and Rodolphe Durand 
Chapter 5. A Paradoxical Approach to Hybridity: Integrating Dynamic Equilibrium and Disequilibrium Perspectives; Wendy K. Smith and Miguel Pina e Cunha 
Chapter 6. Business Sustainability as a Context for Studying Hybridity; Tobias Hahn 
Chapter 7. How the Zebra Got its Stripes: Individual Founder Imprinting and Hybrid Social Ventures; Matthew Lee and Julie Battilana 
Chapter 8. New Hybrid Forms and their Liability of Novelty; Ali Aslan Gümüsay and Michael Smets  OPEN ACCESS 
Chapter 9. Let’s Talk about Problems: Advancing Research on Hybrid Organizing, Social Enterprises, and Institutional Context; Johanna Mair and Nikolas Rathert 
Chapter 10. Shift in Hybridity in Response to Environmental Complexity: The Transformation of the Italian Guardia di Finanza; Tommaso Ramus, Antonino Vaccaro, Pietro Versari, and Stefano Brusoni 
Chapter 11. Hybrid agency: Sheltered workshops (1941 – 2019); Silvia Dorado 
Chapter 12. Institutional Settlements and Organizational Hybridity: The Rise and Fall of Supervised Consumption Sites; Trish Reay, Elizabeth Goodrick, and Chang Lu 
Chapter 13. Legitimacy Trade-Offs in Hybrid Fields: An Illustration through Microfinance, Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship; Guillermo Casasnovas and Myrto Chliova
Marya Besharov is Professor of Organisations and Impact at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She studies how organisations and leaders navigate and sustain competing strategic priorities.

Bjoern Mitzinneck is Assistant Professor of Change Management and Sustainability at the University of Groningen. His research focuses on sustainability transitions in sectors of primary importance to human needs, such as food and energy.

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