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Hybridity in the housing third sector: Interpreting recent developments in Australia

Third Sector Review
Volume 21 Issue 2 (Nov 2015)

Abstract: This paper examines how Australia's leading housing not-for-profits have been developing their organisations and their businesses in a period of significant political, policy and regulatory change, and rising financial and market uncertainty. It aims to improve understanding of how such organisation s have adapted to this environment, and to contribute to conceptualisations of housing not-for-profits as hybrid organisations operating between state, market and civil society forces.

The research on which the paper is based used a modified Delphi methodology to gain 'insider' insights from leaders of not-for-profit housing organisations about how their agencies are negotiating diverse internal and external influences on their strategy and operations. The paper uses this evidence to explore how and why organisational hybridity creates strategic opportunities but also carries significant organisational risks. The paper concludes by identifying areas of tension that confront third sector housing providers and discusses some implications for policy-making and industry practice in Australia.

To cite this article: Milligan, Vivienne and Hulse, Kath. Hybridity in the housing third sector: Interpreting recent developments in Australia [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 191-218. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=710721553117254;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 23 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Milligan, Vivienne; Hulse, Kath; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 191-218 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Delphi method; Research--Methodology; Housing development; Housing policy; Corporation law; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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