Pre-Colloquium Development Workshop (PDW) 06

Enlightening the Future of Paradox Theory: Writing Workshop on the Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces of Theory Development

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 09:00–13:00

University of Edinburgh Business School 29 Buccleuch Place – Edinburgh EH8 9JS

  • Main room: UEBS - LT 5 [Lecture Theatre]

  • Break-out rooms: UEBS - Roof Terrace, UEBS - Boardroom


Ella Miron-Spektor, INSEAD, France
Camille Pradies, EDHEC Business School, France
Jonathan Schad, Cass Business School, City, University of London, United Kingdom


Miguel Pina e Cunha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Tobias Hahn, ESADE Business School, Spain
Michael Smets, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Garima Sharma, Anderson School of Business, University of New Mexico, USA


09:00 – 09:30

Ella Miron-Spektor, Camille Pradies & Jonathan Schad
Welcome and Introduction

09:30 – 10:30

Publishing Paradox: Opportunities and Challenges

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Round Tables

Round Table 1 – room: UEBS - Roof Terrace
Facilitator: Tobias Hahn

  • Stephanie Schrage: “CSR managers as multi-level paradox managers: Scaling up and down the living wage paradox”

  • Angela Greco & Thomas B. Long: “Using sustainability paradoxes to manage the risk of unintended consequences in social enterprises: An action research approach”

  • Mai Linneberg & Hanna Timonen: “Navigating sustainability tensions in implementation processes of international accountability standards”

Round Table 2 – room: UEBS - Roof Terrace
Facilitator: Jonathan Schad

  • Michael Smets, Amanda Moss-Cowan, Andromachi Athanasopoulou, Chris Moos & Tim Morris: “To solve a problem, make it bigger – A multi-level lens on how CEOs balance institutional, organizational and leadership paradoxes”

  • Ali Aslan Gümüsay: “Engaging both religions and paradoxes in leadership, organization and society”

  • Marco Berti: “Tensions as knowing in being: Exploiting the metatheoretical potential of paradox”

Round Table 3 – room: UEBS - LT 5 (main room)
Facilitator: Camille Pradies

  • Sarah Bloomfield & Russ Vince: “Loyal traitors and successful failures: Values, emotions and paradox within forestry England”

  • Annie C. Snellson Powel & Russ Vince: “Strategies for deepening organizational sustainability in business schools: Building-in and bolting-on

  • Vontrese Pamphile: “Navigating occupational paradoxes”

Round Table 4 – room: UEBS - LT 5 (main room)
Facilitator: Ella Miron-Spektor

  • Romanova Gergana: “Formulating open strategies in a university setting: A response to Increased societal expectations and stakeholder demands”

  • Jana S. Loew & Marcus Wagner: “Paradox theory and sustainable management: A multi-level interaction perspective”

  • Yan Zhang, Ying Zhang & Jing Zhou: “Paradoxical leader behavior, subjective ambivalence, and employee creativity: The role of holistic thinking”

Round Table 5 – room: UEBS - Boardroom
Facilitator: Michael Smets

  • Nico Klenner, Gerda Gemser & Ingo Oswald Karpen: “Exploring the emergence of an ambidextrous innovation strategy: On the management of nested paradoxical tensions”

  • Jane Zhao: “Expanding coexistence space as a new approach to paradox management: A study of paradox management in new product development”

  • McKenzie Llyod-Smith: “Managing crisis: A paradox perspective”

Round Table 6 – room: UEBS - Boardroom
Facilitator: Miguel Pina e Cunha

  • Pauline Fatien Diochon: “Hidden in tensions: Unveiling coaching as a power mediation practice of paradoxant systems”

  • Erin Leitheiser: “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? The transparency paradox of private governance”

12:30 – 13:00