Hybrid organizations operate in complex and diversified institutional environments that combine characteristics of the state, the market, and the nonprofit sector. These environments impose challenges on the marketing of hybrid organizations. This article focuses on the challenges and dilemmas in the marketing of hybrid organizations by analysing the slogans of Dutch sheltered work companies. These slogans reflect the core values and distinctive competences of these organizations. Our analysis accentuates the tensions between the demands from the multiple domains and shows how a specific group of hybrid organizations - sheltered work companies - deals with these tensions in the formulation of their slogans.

hybrid organizations, Marketing, sheltered work companies, slogans
dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2011.649974, hdl.handle.net/1765/66564
Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory
Department of Public Administration

van der Torre, E.J, Fenger, H.J.M, & van Twist, M. (2012). Between State, Market and Community: A study of the slogans of sheltered work companies. Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory, 14(4), 521–540. doi:10.1080/14719037.2011.649974