Politics, public servants, and profits

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Matinheikki, Juri
dc.contributor.author Aaltonen, Kirsi
dc.contributor.author Walker, Derek
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-13T08:11:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-13T08:11:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Matinheikki , J , Aaltonen , K & Walker , D 2019 , ' Politics, public servants, and profits : Institutional complexity and temporary hybridization in a public infrastructure alliance project ' , International Journal of Project Management , vol. 37 , no. 2 , pp. 298-317 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2018.07.004 en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-7863
dc.identifier.issn 1873-4634
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/43148
dc.description.abstract Public infrastructure projects must comply with the divergent and even conflicting demands of multiple institutional logics causing institutional complexity. Despite the increasing interest in different forms of complexities in projects, we lack empirical illustrations and rigorous theorizing of mechanisms for responding to institutional complexity. This paper demonstrates how public buyers of a tunnel construction project formed a hybrid organization of a multi-party project alliance to respond to institutional complexity. We delineate a process of temporary hybridization through which the competing logics of a bureaucratic state, corporate market, and multiple professions were combined within the temporary project alliance organization. Such temporary hybridization not only focused on selective coupling with external demands but also mitigated internal tensions. Our findings emphasize a blended organizational structure, jointly formed governance and incentive systems, and the facilitation of social interaction to build a temporary yet sustainable hybrid organization capable of combining conflicting institutional logics. en
dc.format.extent 298-317
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Project Management en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 37, issue 2 en
dc.rights embargoedAccess en
dc.subject.other Business and International Management en
dc.subject.other Management of Technology and Innovation en
dc.subject.other 512 Business and management en
dc.title Politics, public servants, and profits en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
dc.contributor.department University of Oulu
dc.contributor.department RMIT University
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management en
dc.subject.keyword Hybrid organizing
dc.subject.keyword Institutional complexity
dc.subject.keyword Institutional logics
dc.subject.keyword Project alliance
dc.subject.keyword Public infrastructure projects
dc.subject.keyword Temporary hybridization
dc.subject.keyword Business and International Management
dc.subject.keyword Management of Technology and Innovation
dc.subject.keyword 512 Business and management
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202002132217
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijproman.2018.07.004
dc.date.embargo info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2021-08-19

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