In most welfare states, social enterprises are to a large extent dependent on the service providers which finance social service in a kind of monopoly market. It is inherent to such organisations to be permanently and simultaneously confronted with different ‘rationalities’ of their stakeholders. As hybrid organisations, they have to mediate between the logics of governmental, market-based, and societal structures. But what do hybridity and multirationality mean?

In this episode, we will investigate those two concepts and raise the question of what conclusion can be drawn for the management of social work organisations. We will start with the concept of hybridity and then move on to the multirationality, before we will conclude with a summary of the lessons learned from today’s episode.

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