A paradoxical approach to hybridity: integrating dynamic equilibrium and disequilibrium perspectives

Wendy K. Smith, Miguel Pina e Cunha

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Abstract

Scholars increasingly depict hybridity as pervasive across organizations. We offer insight about how paradox theory informs and expands this approach to hybridity. To do so, we do a deeper dive into paradox theory, comparing and contrasting a dynamic equilibrium approach with a permanent dialectics approach. Integrating these two approaches offers paradox theory insights that can enrich and expand hybridity scholarship. We offer suggestions for how paradox theory can help develop a future research agenda for organizational hybridity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Chapter4
Publication statusSubmitted - 2020

Keywords

  • paradox
  • dialectics
  • both-and
  • dynamic equilibrium
  • dynamic disequilibrium

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