Using the key survey trends emerging from the hybrid sector, we aimed to ground these trends in the context of organizational innovations from the five case studies. These innovations provide lessons for practitioners and researchers of hybrid organizations alike. In particular, the information gleaned from the case studies revealed five common practices that help hybrid organizations reach both their financial and environmental objectives:

Implementing the mission in action

Uncommonly close, personal relationships


Limits to growth rate

Market premium products; rarely compete on price