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How Intercultural Processes Impact Micro-Level Approaches to Hybridity and Paradox in Organisations

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posted on 2022-04-11, 05:16 authored by NKOSANA HUMPHREY MAFICO
Much of the hybrid organisation and paradox literature suggests that tensions arise when contradictory social and commercial goals interact within prosocial ventures. Although research is flourishing on how prosocial ventures balance these goals, there remains limited research on the capacity of actors to influence organisational trajectories and outcomes. In light of this, my thesis contributes to our understanding of the microfoundations of organisational hybridity and paradox. It suggests that intercultural experience is central to understanding individuals’ engagement with paradox and hybridity because intercultural experience is itself an intrinsically contradictory experience of different values, norms, beliefs, and practices.


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Principal supervisor

Charmine Hartel

Additional supervisor 1

Anna Krzeminska

Additional supervisor 2

Josh Keller

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Business and Economics