Collective Identity Formation in Hybrid Organizations

Romain Boulongne, Eva Boxenbaum

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The present article examines the process of collective identity formation in the context of hybrid organizing. Empirically, we investigate hybrid organizing in a collaborative structure at the interface of two heterogeneous organizations in the domain of new renewable energies. We draw on the literature on knowledge sharing across organizational boundaries, particularly the notions of transfer, translation and transformation, to examine in real time how knowledge sharing in a hybrid setting contributes (or not) to the emergence of a new collective identity at the interface of two heterogeneous organizations. Our findings point to two factors that limit knowledge sharing and hence to new collective identity formation in a hybrid space: 1) ambiguous or multiple organizational roles and 2) strong identities of the collaborating organizations. These findings contribute to illuminating the initial formation of a new collective identity in hybrid organizing, and hence how new hybrid organizational forms may emerge non-intentionally.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015: Organizations and the Examined Life: Reason, Reflexivity and Responsibility - Athen, Greece
Duration: 2 Jul 20154 Jul 2015
Conference number: 31
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ConferenceThe 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015
Number31
CountryGreece
CityAthen
Period02/07/201504/07/2015
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Boulongne, R., & Boxenbaum, E. (2015). Collective Identity Formation in Hybrid Organizations. Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, Athen, Greece.
Boulongne, Romain ; Boxenbaum, Eva. / Collective Identity Formation in Hybrid Organizations. Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, Athen, Greece.33 p.
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2015. Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, Athen, Greece.

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