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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
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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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institutional logics approach, participant observation, hybrid organizations, third sector organizations, post-corporatist welfare regimes, Hybridization, SECTOR, INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS, SERVICE PROVISION, ORGANIZATIONS

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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.
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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.
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  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.},
  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},
}

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