Article | Stanford Social Innovation Review

In Search of the Hybrid Ideal

by Julie Battilana, Matthew Lee, John Walker and Cheryl Dorsey


In the first large-scale, quantitative study of nascent social entrepreneurs, researchers from Harvard Business School and Echoing Green examine the rise of hybrid organizations that combine aspects of nonprofits and for-profits and the challenges hybrids face as they attempt to integrate traditionally separate organizational models.

Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship;


Battilana, Julie, Matthew Lee, John Walker, and Cheryl Dorsey. "In Search of the Hybrid Ideal." Stanford Social Innovation Review 10, no. 3 (Summer 2012).