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 publicationOrganizational hybridity
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives, processes, promises
Chapter4
Pages93-111
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83909-354-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Volume69
ISSN (Electronic)0733-558X

Keywords

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

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