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Managing Hybrid Organizations

Governance, Professionalism and Regulation

  • Susanna Alexius
  • Staffan Furusten


  • Develops theory based on studies of ‘old’ and well established hybrid organizational and forms

  • Includes multidisciplinary perspectives from scholars in management, organization studies, social anthropology, economic history, sociology and political science

  • Sets out the future research agenda for this growing topic of study


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Susanna Alexius, Staffan Furusten
    Pages 1-25
  3. Anna Fyrberg Yngfalk, Carl Yngfalk
    Pages 109-128
  4. Susanna Alexius, Jenny Cisneros Örnberg, Giuseppe Grossi
    Pages 157-178
  5. Paolo Canonico, Mario Pezzillo Iacono, Marcello Martinez, Gianluigi Mangia, Stefano Consiglio
    Pages 179-197
  6. Stefan Einarsson, Filip Wijkström
    Pages 215-241
  7. Staffan Furusten, Susanna Alexius
    Pages 333-360
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 361-364

About this book


A much-needed addition to literature, this timely edited collection aims to provide clarity and understanding on how modern organizations work. The authors explore the characteristics of hybrid organizations in contemporary society, taking into account the complex societal challenges that face businesses today. Arguing that hybrid organizations are in fact not a new phenomenon, this thought-provoking collection goes beyond existing research and re-evaluates our traditional understanding of this concept. Scholars of organization, management and innovation will find this book an insightful read, as it sheds light on the fundamental aspects that shape today’s hybrid organizations. 


modern modern organizations organization characteristics hybrid forms social anthropology economic history sociology political science

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanna Alexius
    • 1
  • Staffan Furusten
    • 2
  1. 1.ScoreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.ScoreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

About the editors

Susanna Alexius is Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Staffan Furusten is Associate Professor of Management and Director in the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Bibliographic information

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