Hybrid aspects in a public collaboration project - A sensemaking approach to understanding hybridization
2008 (English)In: Latin American European Meeting on Organization Studies Colloquium,2008, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
Hybrids are often thought of as mixtures of organizational models. This paper explores a case that shows how hybridization can occur along several dimensions and discusses how people handle and make sense of hybridity in several aspects. The case of -C to C- is interpreted in terms of an organizational process embedded in a hybrid setting characterized by hybridity in terms of strategic alliances, project organizing in a bureaucratic organizations, and company ideals in public settings. All these characteristics have in common that they imply hybridization between supposed opposites (c.f. Courpasson & Clegg, 2006). The paper displays how a sensemaking approach can be used to further the understanding of hybridization, through directing attention to how people handle uncertainty and ambiguousness in hybrid situations. The paper also point to aspects of hybridity not often discussed in the literature on hybrids; such as hierarchical power relations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43848Local ID: 74953OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43848DiVA: diva2:264708
2nd Latin American European Meeting on Organizational Studies (LAEMOS) Colloquium, April 15-18, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil