Handbook on Hybrid Organisations


Handbook on Hybrid Organisations

9781785366109 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by the late David Billis, formerly Emeritus Reader, London School of Economics and the late Colin Rochester, formerly Honorary Research Fellow, University of Kent, UK
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78536 610 9 Extent: 576 pp
Hybrid Organisations – that integrate competing organisational principles – have become a preferred means of tackling the complexity of today''s societal problems. One familiar set of examples are organisations that combine significant features from market, public and third sector organisations. Many different groundbreaking approaches to hybridity are contained in this Handbook, which brings together a collection of empirical studies from an international body of scholars. The chapters analyse and theorise the position of hybrid organisations and have important implications for theory, practice and policy in a context of proliferating hybrid forms of organisation.

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This Handbook seeks to better understand the fundamental characteristics of hybrid organisations from different sectors, countries, activities and contexts. Presenting a series of groundbreaking approaches to hybridity, this comprehensive Handbook on Hybrid Organisations brings together internationally renowned scholars in an innovative empirical study.
Offering guidance in the prolific and rapidly growing field of hybrid organisations, chapters review the various types of hybrid forms across the public, private and third sectors. Contributors not only explore the role and contribution of hybrid organisations globally, but also develop critical new theories about the place of hybrids in a new organisational reality.
Pioneering and thorough, this Handbook is vital reading for scholars and students of public and social administration, organisational theory, business and management studies and the third sector. Policymakers and organisation leaders responding to the development of hybrid forms will also benefit from its unique insight into the new environment for hybrid organisations.
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‘The blurring of sectoral boundaries and the explosion of new organisational forms and arrangements is an increasingly dominant feature of contemporary economic, political and social life. In this Handbook, editors David Billis and Colin Rochester have successfully embraced and advanced the field of hybridity in organisations. Contributing authors capture both the advantages of hybridity in solving complex problems and overcoming boundary constraints, and the challenges posed by competing logics and accountability structures. The Handbook contains numerous insightful case studies as well as the rudiments of an entirely new theory of hybrid organisations. This is a major advance in organisational and policy studies.’
– Dennis R. Young, Georgia State University and Case Western Reserve University, US

‘This inspiring book brings together work by leading academics and practitioners to explore the complex world of hybrid organisations in an authoritative, comprehensive and highly original overview of this important new topic. In assembling these cutting edge contributions, the editors bring together public, private and third sector perspectives on hybridity for the first time. This Handbook is a must-read for anyone interested in the changing nature of organisational life where the third sector is going, and opens up important new pathways for research and action.’
– David Lewis, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

‘This important volume presents a culmination of years of careful theory development and empirical exploration by the editors – two highly accomplished organisational scholars. The hybridity approach builds on earlier sectoral conceptions of the organisational structure of contemporary societies. In this volume, a broad range of international scholars clearly demonstrate that the hybridity approach has become the prime way of understanding the interconnections between politics, economics, and voluntary action.’
– Jon van Til, Rutgers University, US
Contributors: E. Beaton, D. Billis, A. Blessing, A.E. Boardman, B. Boers, R. Bolden, C. Child, C. Cornforth, J. Crotty, J.-L. Denis, B. Doherty, E. Dowin Kennedy, A. Ellis Paine, A. Evers, E. Ferlie, L. Fuglsang, J. Gärde, M. Gulbrandsen, N. Haigh, K. Hall, H. Haugh, M. Hill, D. Holt, K. Hulse, B. Huybrechts, C. Jacobs, Karré, K. Kreutzer, H. Lipovsaka, D. Littlewood, S. Ljubinovsky, F. Lyon, P. Marcel, R. Millar, R. Miller, V. Milligan, J.K. Møller, M.A. Moore, D. Mullins, M. Nordqvist, V. Pestoff, J. Rijpens, C. Rochester, A. Soetens, J. Soukopova, A. Thomasson, T. Thune, G. Vacecova, N. van Gestel, A.C. van Lint, P.A.M. Vermeulen, A.R. Vining, D.L. Weimer, R. Winter


1 Introduction to the Handbook on Hybrid Organisations 1
David Billis and Colin Rochester

2 Hybrid organisations: between state and market 31
Philip Marcel Karr.
3 Hybridity in public organisations 48
Nicolette van Gestel, Jean-Louis Denis and Ewan Ferlie
4 Local government mixed enterprises 66
Anthony E. Boardman and Mark A. Moore
5 Hybrid organisations in English health and social care 82
Ross Millar, Kelly Hall and Robin Miller
6 Public–private hybrids: a property rights perspective 96
Aidan R. Vining and David L. Weimer
7 Hybridity and research organisations 116
Magnus Gulbrandsen and Taran Thune
8 The Swedish corporate model 135
Anna Thomasson
9 Bridging public and private innovation patterns 151
Lars Fuglsang and J.rn Kj.lseth M.ller
10 Hybridity in higher education 169
Richard Winter and Richard Bolden

11 The rise of the Dutch East India Company 186
Patrick A.M. Vermeulen and Arlette Cindy van Lint
12 Social enterprise and the dilemmas of hybrid organisations 206
Curtis Child
13 The governance of hybrid organisations 220
Chris Cornforth
14 Strategic management tensions in hybrid organisations 237
Bob Doherty, Helen Haugh and Fergus Lyon
15 Increasing social impact among social enterprises and traditional firms 251
Elena Dowin Kennedy, Erynn Beaton and Nardia Haigh
16 Organisational hybridity in affordable housing finance 273
Anita Blessing and David Mullins

17 Third sector hybrid organisations: two different approaches 294
Adalbert Evers
18 Public administration regimes and co-production in hybrid organisations 311
Victor Pestoff
19 The hybridisation of Russian non-profit organisations 332
Sergej Ljubownikow and Jo Crotty
20 The development of civil society organisations in the transitional economy
of the Czech Republic 348
Gabriela Vacekov., Hana Lipovsk. and Jana Soukopov.
21 Housing third sector organisations in Australia 370
Vivienne Milligan and Kath Hulse
22 Strategic mission management in hybrid organisations 391
Karin Kreutzer and Claus Jacobs
23 Building legitimacy for hybrid organisations 407
Benjamin Huybrechts, Julie Rijpens, Aur.lie Soetens and Helen Haugh

24 Hybrid organisations and human problems: towards a New
Organisational Reality 424
David Billis
25 Hybrid organisations in sub-Saharan Africa 448
David Littlewood and Diane Holt
26 The church, faith-based organisations and the three sectors 468
Johan G.rde
27 Volunteers and hybrid organisations 486
Colin Rochester, Angela Ellis Paine and Matt Hill
28 Family businesses as hybrid organisations 507
B.rje Boers and Mattias Nordqvist
29 Hybrid organisations in the overlapping territory with the personal world 522
David Billis

Index 547
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