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Balancing pragmatic and moral legitimacy. NPOs in a context of nonprofit-business hybridity

Björn Carré (UGent) , Ben Suykens (UGent) and Bram Verschuere (UGent)
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In nonprofit management literature, there is a debate about the effect of nonprofit-business hybridity on organizational legitimacy. This paper contributes to the discussion by using a broad conceptualization of nonprofit-business hybridity and a multi-stakeholder perspective. We compare two nonprofit organizations, which differ in their degree of nonprofit-business hybridity, within the work integration social enterprise sector (WISE) in Flanders, Belgium. We find that being more hybrid has a positive effect on the moral legitimacy as perceived by governmental actors and umbrella organizations. On the other hand, hybridity puts the organization’s pragmatic legitimacy under pressure in the eyes of employees, client-employees and volunteers.
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nonprofit-business hybridity, organizational legitimacy, nonprofit organizations, social economy, work integration social enterprises, institutional theory, institutional logics

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Carré, Björn, et al. “Balancing Pragmatic and Moral Legitimacy. NPOs in a Context of Nonprofit-Business Hybridity.” Public Administration across Borders, 2019 EGPA Conference, Proceedings, European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), 2019.
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Carré, B., Suykens, B., & Verschuere, B. (2019). Balancing pragmatic and moral legitimacy. NPOs in a context of nonprofit-business hybridity. In Public Administration across Borders, 2019 EGPA Conference, Proceedings. Belfast: European Group for Public Administration (EGPA).
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Carré, Björn, Ben Suykens, and Bram Verschuere. 2019. “Balancing Pragmatic and Moral Legitimacy. NPOs in a Context of Nonprofit-Business Hybridity.” In Public Administration across Borders, 2019 EGPA Conference, Proceedings. Belfast: European Group for Public Administration (EGPA).
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Carré, Björn, Ben Suykens, and Bram Verschuere. 2019. “Balancing Pragmatic and Moral Legitimacy. NPOs in a Context of Nonprofit-Business Hybridity.” In Public Administration across Borders, 2019 EGPA Conference, Proceedings. Belfast: European Group for Public Administration (EGPA).
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Carré B, Suykens B, Verschuere B. Balancing pragmatic and moral legitimacy. NPOs in a context of nonprofit-business hybridity. In: Public Administration across Borders, 2019 EGPA Conference, Proceedings. Belfast: European Group for Public Administration (EGPA); 2019.
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B. Carré, B. Suykens, and B. Verschuere, “Balancing pragmatic and moral legitimacy. NPOs in a context of nonprofit-business hybridity,” in Public Administration across Borders, 2019 EGPA Conference, Proceedings, Belfast, UK, 2019.
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  abstract     = {In nonprofit management literature, there is a debate about the effect of nonprofit-business hybridity on organizational legitimacy. This paper contributes to the discussion by using a broad conceptualization of nonprofit-business hybridity and a multi-stakeholder perspective. We compare two nonprofit organizations, which differ in their degree of nonprofit-business hybridity, within the work integration social enterprise sector (WISE) in Flanders, Belgium. We find that being more hybrid has a positive effect on the moral legitimacy as perceived by governmental actors and umbrella organizations. On the other hand, hybridity puts the organization’s pragmatic legitimacy under pressure in the eyes of  employees, client-employees and volunteers.},
  author       = {Carré, Björn and Suykens, Ben and Verschuere, Bram},
  booktitle    = {Public Administration across Borders, 2019 EGPA Conference, Proceedings},
  keywords     = {nonprofit-business hybridity,organizational legitimacy,nonprofit organizations,social economy,work integration social enterprises,institutional theory,institutional logics},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Belfast, UK},
  pages        = {26},
  publisher    = {European Group for Public Administration (EGPA)},
  title        = {Balancing pragmatic and moral legitimacy. NPOs in a context of nonprofit-business hybridity},
  year         = {2019},
}