Hybridization in a kibbutz industry structure: an Israeli case study

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Purpose: This article analyzes a kibbutz factory and seeks to understand its unique hybrid structure following privatization, comparing it with that of other kibbutz industries in Israeli society. Design/methodology/approach: The research used qualitative investigation, including interviews and document analysis practice. Findings: The study describes hybrid model that is based on conflicting logic, as the kibbutz industry contains both communal and familial principles and bureaucratic and business features. This case study succeeded in striking a balance between the two conflicting logics through sound managerial policy adapted for the sake of communal interests. Practical implications: This typology can be applied to other business organizations that underwent organizational changes as well. Originality/value: The authors developed an alternative hybrid organization typology capable of describing new trends in kibbutz industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-794
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2022

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  • Hybrid organization
  • Kibbutz community
  • Kibbutz industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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