Problematic Outcomes of Organization Hybridity: The Case of Samhall

  • Mats Jutterström


The chapter highlights the practical dilemmas that may occur when different institutional logics are combined within an organization. In the empirical study of the organization Samhall, the combination of different institutional logics and the dilemmas it resulted in were profound. Jutterström describes three elemental outcomes of this hybridity, undermining the overall support of the individuals the organization was established to help. The outcomes concern the (1) working environment, (2) level of support, and (3) selection of employees. The chapter ends with a discussion of the roots of the described dilemmas, as well as of how the negative effects of hybridity may be mitigated.


Institutional logics Hybrid organization Dilemma Effects Samhall 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ScoreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Stockholm School of EconomicsStockholmSweden

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