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Hybridity as a Result of the Marketization of Public Services: Catalyst or Obstruction for Sustainable Development? Deductions from a Study of Three Hybrid Waste Management Organizations in The Netherlands

Department of Public Administration & Sociology, Erasmus University, 3062 PA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sustainability 2021, 13(1), 252; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010252
Received: 19 November 2020 / Revised: 15 December 2020 / Accepted: 23 December 2020 / Published: 29 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social Entrepreneurship, Hybrid Organizations and Sustainability)
Increasingly, hybridity, i.e., the combination of contrasting and conflicting elements within organizations, is seen as a way to create innovation and synergy in dealing with complex societal questions, leading to more sustainable development. Much research on the subject deals with the phenomenon of social enterprise, but hybridity also takes place in other, more traditional organizational settings. For example, many governments have created hybrid organizations by embracing new public management (NPM) as a way to overcome the perceived shortcomings of traditional, hierarchical forms of public administration, such as inefficiency and the lack of an entrepreneurial spirit. Here, hybridity is often not so much seen as a way to increase sustainability but rather as a way to cut cost and to increase the quality of service provision. This article adds the sustainability dimension to this discussion through a deductive approach, reinterpreting the results from a study on the effects of the hybridity of three municipal waste management organizations in the Netherlands. The main conclusions are that hybridity leads to a more professional management style but also to more attention on output than on outcome. The article discusses what this means in terms of pursuing sustainability and sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: hybridity; hybrid organizations; waste management; new public management; new public governance; public value management hybridity; hybrid organizations; waste management; new public management; new public governance; public value management
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Karré, P.M. Hybridity as a Result of the Marketization of Public Services: Catalyst or Obstruction for Sustainable Development? Deductions from a Study of Three Hybrid Waste Management Organizations in The Netherlands. Sustainability 2021, 13, 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010252

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Karré PM. Hybridity as a Result of the Marketization of Public Services: Catalyst or Obstruction for Sustainable Development? Deductions from a Study of Three Hybrid Waste Management Organizations in The Netherlands. Sustainability. 2021; 13(1):252. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010252

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Karré, Philip M. 2021. "Hybridity as a Result of the Marketization of Public Services: Catalyst or Obstruction for Sustainable Development? Deductions from a Study of Three Hybrid Waste Management Organizations in The Netherlands" Sustainability 13, no. 1: 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010252

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