Family business as a longstanding hybrid organisation: Logic revision as a strategy for maintenance

Bika, Zografia ORCID: and Joy, Simy (2018) Family business as a longstanding hybrid organisation: Logic revision as a strategy for maintenance. In: Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018 (1). Academy of Management, USA.

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Hybrid organisations, organisational forms that combine multiple institutional logics, have recently attracted substantial scholarly attention. Ongoing maintenance of hybridity has been identified as a key challenge for hybrid organisations. This paper puts forward family businesses that integrate family and business logics as the world’s oldest and the most pervasive form of hybrid organisation, and explores their organisational maintenance strategies for sustaining such hybridity. Based on an oral history study of longstanding family businesses in Scotland, we propose ‘logic revision’, i.e. a socially constructed and evolving reinterpretation of logics, as another strategy for organisational maintenance in the hybrid organisational context. As opposed to the known strategies of decoupling, compromising, structural separation and selective coupling that rely on the deterministic properties of institutional logics, this strategy draws on their socially constructed nature.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: institutional logics,family business,hybrid organisation,organisational maintenance
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:07
DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.220

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