Perceived success of hybrid micro-organisations in a contested category
Journal of Small Business Management
Estados Unidos da América
The organisational literature privileges objective performance indicators often selected by researchers. There is scarce research on legitimacy challenged hybrid and micro-organisations and on perceived success under exigent conditions. To fill in this gap, the study, conducted among complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) micro-organisations, explores success as a subjective measure originating from managers’ perceptions. For the purpose, it integrates Cognitive Mapping and Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) – a methodological contribution to construct a subjective success framework that can be helpful for contested hybrid micro-organisations. Seven factors emerged, of which human capital is recognised as critical while external factors are considered unimportant.
This work was funded by National Funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia under the projects: SFRH/BD/75698/2011, UID/GES/00315/2013, UID/GES/00315/2019, UID/ECO/00124/2013 and by POR Lisboa under the project LISBOA-01-0145-FEDER-007722.
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Economia e Gestão - Ciências Sociais