Public-Private Collaboration, Hybridity and Social Value: Towards New Theoretical Perspectives

Forthcoming, Journal of Management Studies

Posted: 9 Mar 2017 Last revised: 3 May 2017

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Bertrand V. Quelin

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy

Ilze Kivleniece

INSEAD

Sérgio G. Lazzarini

Insper Institute of Education and Research

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Date Written: March 9, 2017

Abstract

Focusing on the collaboration intersecting public, non-profit and private spheres of economic activity, we analyse the conceptual forms of hybridity embedded in these novel inter-organizational arrangements, and link them to different mechanisms of creating social value. We first disentangle alternative notions of hybrid arrangements in existing literature by proposing a conceptual typology on two theoretically complementary yet distinct dimensions: hybridity in governance and hybridity in organizational logics. We show how both forms of hybridity can jointly occur in complex public-private and cross-sector collaborations, and propose the notion of value as a crucial bridging point between these perspectives. Crucially, we develop a conceptual framework on key theoretical mechanisms leading to economic and social value in these inter-organizational collaborations. Our work deepens the understanding of how diverse, hybrid forms of collaboration can create value and builds critical links between previously disparate streams of literature on public-private interaction, cross-sector collaboration and social enterprises.

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Suggested Citation

Quélin, Bertrand V. and Kivleniece, Ilze and Lazzarini, Sérgio Giovanetti, Public-Private Collaboration, Hybridity and Social Value: Towards New Theoretical Perspectives (March 9, 2017). Forthcoming, Journal of Management Studies. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2930085

Bertrand V. Quélin (Contact Author)

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Ilze Kivleniece

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Sérgio Giovanetti Lazzarini

Insper Institute of Education and Research ( email )

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