Quotation Raynard, Mia. 2016. Deconstructing Complexity: Configurations of Institutional Complexity and Structural Hybridity. Strategic Organization 14 (4), 310-335.




This article unpacks the notion of institutional complexity and highlights the distinct sets of challenges confronting hybrid structural arrangements. The framework identifies three factors that contribute to the experience of complexity —namely, the extent to which the prescriptive demands of logics are incompatible, whether there is a settled or widely accepted prioritization of logics within the field, and the degree to which the jurisdictions of the logics overlap. The central thesis is that these “components” of complexity variously combine to produce four distinct institutional landscapes, each with differing implications for the challenges organizations face and for how they might respond. The article explores the situational relevance of an array of hybridizing responses and discusses their implications for organizational legitimacy and performance. It concludes by specifying the boundary conditions of the framework and highlighting fruitful directions for future scholarship.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Strategic Organization
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Deconstructing Complexity: Configurations of Institutional Complexity and Structural Hybridity
Volume 14
Number 4
Year 2016
Page from 310
Page to 335
Reviewed? Y
URL http://soq.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/03/09/1476127016634639.full.pdf+html
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1476127016634639


Raynard, Mia (Details)
Management DP (Details)
Institute for Change Management and Management Development IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5333 Business management (Details)
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