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dc.contributor.authorQuinn, QCen
dc.contributor.authorMunir, Kamalen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-08T14:07:44Z
dc.date.available2017-03-08T14:07:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-05en
dc.identifier.issn0733-558X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/262937
dc.description.abstractMuch of the current literature on category construction and maintenance has focused primarily on the disciplining effect of audiences that evaluate for conformity. This literature often characterizes categories as benign organizing devices that bring order to social life. However, categories are also contentious political and cultural productions. This is especially so, when the categories are hybrid. Employing a qualitative case study of an impact investing organization operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, we illustrate how the construction and maintenance of hybrid categories can have potentially advantageous effects for certain actors by shaping the architecture of knowledge and transferring legitimacy to otherwise illegitimate actors or nascent practices. The findings of this study highlight how some hybrid categories can be used to create and maintain unequal relations of power.
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.subjectcategoriesen
dc.subjecthybridsen
dc.subjectpoweren
dc.subjectmarketsen
dc.titleHybrid categories as political devices: the case of impact investing in frontier marketsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage150
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameResearch in the Sociology of Organizationsen
prism.startingPage113
prism.volume51en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.8229
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-12-11en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1108/S0733-558X20170000051002en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-05en
dc.contributor.orcidMunir, Kamal [0000-0001-5449-3638]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-03-17en


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