Learning and innovation in hybrid organizations : Strategic and organizational insights
Boccardelli, Paolo ; Annosi, Maria Carmela ; Brunetta, Federica ; Magnusson, Mats - \ 2018
Springer - ISBN 9783319624662 - 303 p.
Bricolage - Collaboration - Emergence - Exchange - Experimentation - Networks - Organizational change - Organizational forms - Technological management
Reflecting the emergence of new organizational forms and hybrid organizations, this edited collection explores the processes of exchange, collaboration and technological management that have changed organizational structures. By investigating the impact that inter-organizational collaboration can have on the production and implementation of ideas within new firms, this study contributes to the growing field of innovation and responds to the need for a greater understanding of renewed processes. The authors argue that collaborations need to go beyond existing practices to create emerging paths such as bricolage, experimentation, effectuation and learning. Drawing together a diverse body of literature on the internal dynamics that drive organizational change, Learning and Innovation in Hybrid Organizations presents multiple perspectives on combining organizational flexibility with learning and innovation, and provides implications for future practice.
Talcahuano, Chile, in the wake of the 2010 disaster : A vulnerable middle?
Engel, Karen E. - \ 2016
Natural Hazards 80 (2016)2. - ISSN 0921-030X - p. 1057 - 1081.
Capital - Chile - Class - Community - Disaster - Earthquake - Emergence - Resilience - Resources - Vulnerability
Because of Chile’s geographical position, earthquakes and tsunamis are recurrent phenomena and reducing vulnerability to these events is imperative. To do this, one needs to understand the geophysical features of the hazards involved and the vulnerability that exposed communities live with. This article presents some unexpected findings of a research regarding the latter and devised to investigate the vulnerability realities that the devastating 2010 earthquake/tsunami event in Chile exposed. Interestingly, this study revealed households that are formally considered resilient in the face of natural hazards, but are in fact not. These households are part of a group I call the emergent middle. The ‘middle’ because they are neither rich nor poor, but do not fit the typical middle-class category, and ‘emergent’ because their primary concerns are staying out of poverty and climbing the socioeconomic ladder. The findings of this research suggest that they find themselves in a precarious situation and that their vulnerability to natural hazards largely emerges from their economic fragility and their limited access to relevant resources in the wake of a hazardous event. This article is based on data that were collected through extensive field work in the Greater Concepción area and in particular in Talcahuano that was severely hit in 2010.