Sub-theme 32: Leveraging a Paradox Perspective to Reimagine, Rethink and Reshape Organization Tensions

Ina Aust-Gronarz, Louvain School of Management, Belgium
Marianne W. Lewis, University of Cincinnati, USA
Valérie Michaud, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-24
Introduction to the Paradox Sub-theme
Chair: Marianne Lewis
Nathalie Guilmot and Ina Aust-Gronarz
26 years of research on coping with paradox and tensions in organisations: A review and research agenda
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-24
Discourse and Rhetorics
Chair: Christiane Demers
Jane Lê and Paula Jarzabkowski
We have to do this AND that? You must be joking: Humour as an everyday response to paradox in organization
Mathew Sheep, Gail Fairhurst and Shalini Khazanchi
Leveraging a discursive perspective: Rethinking organization tensions
Rebecca Bednarek, Sotirios Paroutis and John Sillince
The rhetorical practice of transcendence: Constructing a response to paradox
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, T3-24
Coping Strategies
Chair: Paula Jarzabkowski
Robert P. Wright
Organizational paradoxes: When opposites cease to be opposites
Angeliki Papachroni and Loizos Heracleous
Transcendence and relational approaches to managing paradoxical tensions: An empirical view
Miriam Wilhelm and Jörg Sydow
Towards practicing paradox – The case of inter-organizational coopetition in automobile supplier networks
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Paradoxes of Identity - Room: T18-03
Chair: Camille Pradies
Richard J. Badham and Richard Claydon
Identity work, storied selves and the holding company: Resurrecting the hidden characters of the ironic mode in engineering culture
Camille Pradies and Vanessa Pouthier
Fighting against professional halo? The paradox of a positive professional image
Frédéric Gilbert, Kathleen Bentein, Valérie Michaud, Carl-Ardy Dubois and Jean-Luc Bédard
Managing change in pluralistic contexts: Perception, displacement and transformation of paradoxical tensions
Parallel Stream B: Paradoxes of/and Sustainability - Room: T18-04
Chair: Céline Louche
Kirsti Iivonen
Forced strategic approach to CSR – (Mis-)managing paradoxical tensions
Geng Wu, Jens Hamprecht and Catharina Bening
Strategic balance with one process: How legitimation through institutional conformity can also contribute to competitive differentiation
Laura Galuppo, Mara Gorli, Abraham B. (Rami) Shani and Giuseppe Scaratti
Designing a sustainable organization: Rethinking multi-stakeholder partnership through a paradox perspective
Christel Dumas and Céline Louche
A paradox perspective on responsible investment mainstreaming
Parallel Stream C: Paradoxes of Ambidexterity - Room: T18-53
Chair: Marianne Lewis
Constantine Andriopoulos, Manto Gotsi, Marianne Lewis and Amy E. Ingram
Organizational ambidexterity and cognition: Paradoxical schemata and the power of positive framing
Wolfgang H. Güttel, Stefan Konlechner and Julia Trede
Dealing with paradoxes: The complementary roles of context and structure for ambidexterity
Karin Link and Barbara Müller-Christensen
Challenging paradoxes in theory and practice: Managing through tensions
Parallel Stream D: Paradoxes of Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Room: T3-24
Chair: Suresh Cuganesan
Amy E. Ingram, Jason Ridge and Wayne Stewart
Paradox in entrepreneurship: Competing tensions in emerging ventures
Suresh Cuganesan
Studying the creativity-constraint tension in product innovation
Jonas Andersen and Joao Baptista
Exploring tensions and technological regimes in digital innovation
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-24
Paradoxes in Context
Chair: Mathew Sheep
Christiane Demers and Jean-Pascal Gond
Managing paradox in organizational change: Normative tensions in the implementation of sustainability at OilsandsCo
Malgorzata Ciesielska and Yochanan Altman
Toward an integrated framework of hybrid organization responses to paradoxes.
Liselore A. Havermans, Deanne Den Hartog and Anne Keegan
Exploring the role of leadership in enabling contextual ambidexterity
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-24
HR & Leadership
Chair: Amy Ingram
Alina Baluch
Expectations and mixed messages: Examining paradoxical tensions in HRM in NPOs
Bernadette Bullinger and Corinna Treisch
Herding cats and other paradoxes – Professionals' expectations of good employers
Marco Guerci, Luca Carollo and Mona Rahimian
Exploring the HRM-environmental sustainability link: A paradox perspective
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-24
- Group Discussion -
Chair: Marianne Lewis, Ina Ehnert & Valérie Michaud