Sub-theme 26: Exploring the Paradoxes of Organizations and Organizing

Wendy K. Smith, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, USA
Costas Andriopoulos, Cardiff Business School, UK
Marianne W. Lewis, College of Business, University of Cincinnati, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, A309 – Hanken School of Economics
Group Discussion: Paradox Research - Leveraging Existing Understandings and Seeding New Possibilities
Chair: Wendy K. Smith, Costas Andriopoulos and Marianne W. Lewis
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, A309 – Hanken School of Economics
Multiple Methods to Explore Paradox
Chair: Ella Miron-Spektor
Valérie Michaud
Documents as an entry point to study organizational tensions: A methodological proposition
Costas Andriopoulos, Marianne L. Lewis and Wendy K. Smith
Empirically exploring paradox
Maja Lotz
Exploring the managerial paradoxes of post-bureaucratic organizational forms
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
- Round Table -
Round Table A: Paradoxes of Learning - Room: A308 – Hanken School of Economics
Chair: Matthew Sheep
Thomas Sewerin and Robert Holmberg
Making room for paradoxes at the university A study of leaders’ use of a sense making device
Mathew Sheep, Gail Fairhurst and Shalini Khazanchi
Making sense of creativity tensions: Knots, wickedness, and spiral death
Frederic Garcias, Cédric Dalmasso and Jean-Claude Sardas
Exploring the various meanings of the "learning/performing paradox". A case study in an R&D department
Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh
The strategic and the sociopsychological approaches to new venture team formation: Exploring the paradox
Round Table B: Paradoxes of Stakeholder Management - Room: A309 – Hanken School of Economics
Chair: Amy Ingram
Sari Rissanen and Anneli Hujala
'Designing wellbeing' and other paradoxes of elderly care management
Noora Jansson
Underlying tensions in organizational change: Design paradox
Love Börjeson
Managing interorganizational relationships with trust – Cooperation, dilemma and betrayal
Mary N. Ashby
Working with paradox in the organising of corporate sustainability
Round Table C: Theoretical Approaches to Paradox - Room: A403 – Hanken School of Economics
Chair: Michael Gonin
Shazia Karmali
Managing paradox, mediating threat-rigidity
Risto Säntti
Paradoxical tensions in human resource management
Randy Shoai and Miikka J. Lehtonen
Dialectical thinking in organizational design: Lessons from Chinese philosophy
Michaël Gonin
Toward a comprehensive conceptualization of business organizations and their members from a sensemaking perspective. Lessons learned from Picasso's cubism
Round Table D: Paradoxes of Design and Innovation - Room: D215 – Hanken School of Economics
Chair: Tea Lempiälä
Fiona Sutherland and Aaron Smith
Paradox and the innovation-control duality in organizational change
Corinne Grenier
Paradoxes and new organizational design: An institutional logics analysis
Sabine Pfeiffer, Stefan Sauer and Daniela Wühr
Designing the design process: Exploring organizational paradoxes of scrum and stage-gate
Tea Lempiälä and Outi Vanharanta
The paradox of ambiguity and clarity in innovation management
Round Table E: Paradoxes of Exploration and Exploitation - Room: Lärarrummet – Hanken School of Economics
Chair: Sebastian Fourné
Angeliki Papachroni and Loizos Heracleous
Exploring tensions of exploration and exploitation at multiple levels of analysis: An empirical research
Mariano L.M. Heyden, Jatinder S. Sidhu and Henk W. Volberda
Multilevel managerial influences on organizational ambidexterity: Investigating the interactions between top management team and middle management heterogenity
Richard J. Badham
Doctors on top. The deep play of paradox in patient-centred health care
Constantine Andriopoulos, Marianne L. Lewis and Wendy K. Smith
Paradoxical leadership to enable strategic agility
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, A309 – Hanken School of Economics
Paradoxes of Innovation and Change
Chair: Manto Gotsi
Sebastian Fourné, Justin Jansen and Tom Mom
Reconciliation and mastery of middle managers' role conflicts: Individual level absorptive capacity and the moderating effects of social capital
Ella Miron-Spektor, Francesca Gino and Linda Argote
Fostering ambidexterity through paradoxical frames: A multilevel perspective
Ronit Kark, Ella Miron-Spektor, Roni Gorsky and Anat Kaplun
Two roads diverge in a yellow wood: The effect of exploration and exploitation on creativity and leadership development
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, A309 – Hanken School of Economics
Paradoxes of Identity
Chair: Ina Ehnert
Matt Wong, Meredith J. Woodwark and Karen MacMillan
Unity through differentiation: Exploring a paradox of belonging
Camille Pradies, Nada Endrissat and Claus Noppeney
When paradoxical tensions are not felt: A case of identity co-construction of artists in an organization
Manto Gotsi, Constantine Andriopoulos and Laurent Muzellec
Corporate rebranding as managing paradox
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, A309 – Hanken School of Economics
Paradoxes of Management
Chair: Valérie Michaud
Ina Aust-Gronarz and Julia Brandl
Paradoxes in HRM: Mapping tensions and exploring ‘design?!’ options
Amy E. Ingram
Family firm innovation: Pervasive tensions and paradoxical mindsets
Robin Gustafsson and Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa
Paradoxes and tensions of competition and collaboration in the organizing for open innovation networks leading mature industrial field’s renewal
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, A309 – Hanken School of Economics
Group Discussion: Working Through Paradox: Fostering Connections, Energizing Next Steps, and Identifying Practical Implications
Chair: Wendy K. Smith, Marianne W. Lewis and Costas Andriopoulos
Jean M. Bartunek
The paradox of the academic-practitioner gap