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Hybrid Governance, Organisations and Society
Value Creation Perspectives

ISBN 9780367609498
Published April 29, 2022 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

The era of hybrid governance is here. More and more organizations occupy a position between public and private ownership. And value is created not through business or public interests alone, but through distinct forms of hybrid governance. National governments are looking to transform their administrative systems to become more business driven. Likewise, private enterprises are seeing value gains in promoting public interest in their corporate social responsibility programs.

But how can we conceptualize, evaluate and measure the value and performance of hybrid governance and organizations? This book offers a comprehensive overview of how hybrids produce value. It explores the drivers, obstacles and complications for value creation in different hybrid contexts: state-owned enterprises, urban policy-making, universities and non-profits from around the world. The authors address several types of value contents, for instance financial, social and public value. Furthermore, the book provides a novel way of understanding multiple forms of doing value in hybrid settings. The book explains mixing, compromising and legitimising as important mechanisms of value creation.

Aimed at researchers and students of public management, public administration, business management, corporate social responsibility and governance, this book provides a theoretical, conceptual and empirical understanding of value creation in hybrid organizations. It is also an invaluable overview of performance evaluation and measurement systems and practices in hybrid organizations and governance.

Table of Contents

Part I Muddling through value creation in evolving society

  1. Value creation among hybrids
  2. Jarmo Vakkuri and Jan-Erik Johanson:

  3. Presenting the topics of the volume
  4. Jarmo Vakkuri and Jan-Erik Johanson

    Part II Mixing value forms in the context of hybridity

  5. The quest for value creation in state-owned enterprises
  6. Joaquim Rubens Fontes-Filho and Márcia Cristina Carris de Almeida

  7. Nested hybridity and value definition in public higher education: a conceptual view
  8. Elias Pekkola, Rómulo Miguel Pinheiro, Lars Geschwind, Taru Siekkinen, Teresa Carvalho and Kirsi Pulkkinen

  9. Integrating the private economy with the public transport sector in China
  10. Guangjian Xu and Qianqian Lu

  11. Temporary organisations as hybrids - Challenges and mechanisms for public value creation
  12. Sebastian Godenhjelm and Stefan Sjöblom

    Part III Compromises on value creation in hybrid settings

  13. Multiplicity of values in measuring performance of hybrids: the case of social care
  14. Cristina Campanale, Lino Cinquini and Giuseppe Grossi

  15. Performance goals as boundary objects — A compromise between different value definitions in hybrids
  16. Tomi Rajala

  17. Complexity of value proposition in hybrids – The Japanese experience
  18. Tomoe Katoh

    Part IV Creating value through legitimisation

  19. Value that matters: Expansive and restrictive hybridity in public-private pension schemes
  20. Ville-Pekka Sorsa

  21. The Hybrid state of public universities in Austria
  22. Michael Habersam, Martin Piber and Matti Skoog

  23. Value creation by two types of hybrid organizations: opportunities and risks
  24. Philip Marcel Karré

    Part V Value creation and beyond

  25. Value creation between and among levels of hybrid governance
  26. Jan-Erik Johanson and Jarmo Vakkuri

  27. Postscript

Barry Bozeman


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Jarmo Vakkuri is a Professor of Local Public Economics at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland, and the Director of the research group on Public Financial Management.

Jan-Erik Johanson is a Professor of Administrative Science at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland, and the Director of the research group on Administrative Science.