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We report the results of an ethnographic study of a natural food cooperative in which we found an inherent tension in its mission between idealism and pragmatism, and we explore

We report the results of an ethnographic study of a natural food cooperative in which we found an inherent tension in its mission between idealism and pragmatism, and we explore the dynamics through which that tension was managed and engaged in day-to-day governance and activities. Insights from participant observation, archival data, semi-structured interviews, and surveys provide a detailed and holistic account of the intergroup and intragroup processes through which the co-op negotiated its dualistic nature, as embodied in its hybrid organizational identity.

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  • 2014-09-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1177/0001839214537811
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      1930-3815
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    Ashforth, Blake E., & Reingen, Peter H. (2014). Functions of Dysfunction: Managing the Dynamics of an Organizational Duality in a Natural Food Cooperative. ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 59(3), 474-516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0001839214537811

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