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Managing hybridity in a changing welfare mix: everyday practices in an entrepreneurial nonprofit in Belgium

Lesley Hustinx UGent and Els De Waele UGent (2015) VOLUNTAS. 26(5). p.1666-1689
abstract
This article departs from the observation of a widely heralded shift in the governance of welfare, which is claimed to represent a more complex and uncertain institutional environment for third sector organizations. It has been argued that hybrid organizations carry innovative potential compared to traditional nonprofits in terms of more effectively or creatively dealing with contradictory pressures from multiple institutional logics. Using a recently developed theory to study nonprofit hybrids, this paper explores the concrete organizational practice of 'managing hybridity'. A qualitative study of institutional logics and participant interactions in a purposively sampled 'post- corporatist' hybrid TSO in Belgium was conducted. Our analysis first revealed that at the organization-level, our case represented blended nonprofit hybrid. The particular combination of competing logics, however, put complex demands on staff members, who used three types of coping strategies in their everyday routines. A managerial and service logic prevailed, at the expense of the TSOs participatory and emancipatory mission. Implications of the findings for nascent theorizing on nonprofit hybrids are discussed.
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published
subject
keyword
institutional logics approach, participant observation, hybrid organizations, third sector organizations, post-corporatist welfare regimes, Hybridization, SECTOR, INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS, SERVICE PROVISION, ORGANIZATIONS
journal title
VOLUNTAS
Voluntas
volume
26
issue
5
pages
1666 - 1689
publisher
Springer
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000361459600005
JCR category
SOCIAL ISSUES
JCR impact factor
1.097 (2015)
JCR rank
22/41 (2015)
JCR quartile
3 (2015)
ISSN
0957-8765
DOI
10.1007/s11266-015-9625-8
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
5784769
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5784769
date created
2014-12-17 12:29:15
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:39:09
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  author       = {Hustinx, Lesley and De Waele, Els},
  issn         = {0957-8765},
  journal      = {VOLUNTAS},
  keyword      = {institutional logics approach,participant observation,hybrid organizations,third sector organizations,post-corporatist welfare regimes,Hybridization,SECTOR,INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS,SERVICE PROVISION,ORGANIZATIONS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {1666--1689},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Managing hybridity in a changing welfare mix: everyday practices in an entrepreneurial nonprofit in Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-015-9625-8},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Hustinx, Lesley, and Els De Waele. 2015. “Managing Hybridity in a Changing Welfare Mix: Everyday Practices in an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit in Belgium.” Voluntas 26 (5): 1666–1689.
APA
Hustinx, L., & De Waele, E. (2015). Managing hybridity in a changing welfare mix: everyday practices in an entrepreneurial nonprofit in Belgium. VOLUNTAS, 26(5), 1666–1689.
Vancouver
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Hustinx L, De Waele E. Managing hybridity in a changing welfare mix: everyday practices in an entrepreneurial nonprofit in Belgium. VOLUNTAS. Springer; 2015;26(5):1666–89.
MLA
Hustinx, Lesley, and Els De Waele. “Managing Hybridity in a Changing Welfare Mix: Everyday Practices in an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit in Belgium.” VOLUNTAS 26.5 (2015): 1666–1689. Print.