1st Edition

Hybrid Governance, Organisations and Society Value Creation Perspectives

Edited By Jarmo Vakkuri, Jan-Erik Johanson Copyright 2021
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    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.