Sub-theme 34: Exploring Paradox’ Meta-Theoretical Potential for Theorizing

Jonathan Schad, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Miguel Pina e Cunha, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Natalie Slawinski, University of Victoria, Canada
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Opening Session
Chair: Jonathan Schad
Eric Knight, Josh Keller and Wendy K. Smith
Theorizing nestedness in organizational paradox
Jean M. Bartunek, Mara Cable, Hans Hansen and Angela Ianniello
Liberating resistance
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Paradoxes in Groups and Identity
Chair: Miguel Pina e Cunha
Camille Pradies, Vontrese D. Pamphile, Michael Gerard Pratt and Marianne Lewis
Experiencing paradoxes in groups and group ambivalence
Maria Skordia, Nikolaos Mylonopoulos and Aristotelis Alexopoulos
Paradoxes of change, identity, and perpetual evolution in agile transformation: A case study
Corinna Galliano and Jane K. Lê
Setting and changing direction in start-ups: How the paradoxes of belonging and performing interact to facilitate firm emergence
Maria Dahl Andersen
Unpacking the adaptive role of recruiters in recruiting for diversity
Session III: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Paradoxes of Sustainability
Chair: Natalie Slawinski
Rikke R. Albertsen
Instrumental and integrative paradox management in corporate sustainability: A qualitative meta-analysis
Simone Carmine and Giacomo Ciambotti
Paradoxical by vocation. How hybrid organizations embed a paradoxical cognitive frame
Emma Avetisyan and Jean-Pascal Gond
How standard-setters manage multi-level paradoxical tensions? The case of ESG rating agencies
Natalie Slawinski and Wendy K. Smith
Inviting engagement with paradox: How leaders engage organizational members in complex paradoxical ideas
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Opening New Paradox Fields
Chair: Miguel Pina e Cunha
James [Jamie] Priestley
Paradox and the unconscious: The case for returning to Freud (and Lacan)
Walter Jarvis and Natalia Nikolova
Meta-theoretical merit of aporia for reconceptualising ethics and politics in paradoxes: A pedagogical approach foregrounding public accountability regarding stakeholder engagement in M&O praxis
Erlend Dehlin, Vibeke Vad Baunsgaard, Stewart Clegg and Miguel Pina e Cunha
The micro-politics of paradoxical polarities not embraced
Kathleen A. Stephenson, Ernst Graamans, Evgenia I. Lysova and Vedika Lal
“The company really swung the pendulum”: How issue polarization around DEI emerges in organizations
Session V: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Microfoundations of Paradox
Chair: Josh Keller
Catherine Tilley
Managing paradox at scale: How does a company embed purpose in decision-making?
Alexandru D. Bucevschi, Eriselda Danaj, Yizhaq Benbenisty and Yizhaq Benbenisty
Harnessing the power of paradox: Paradox mindset, power, and leadership emergence
Valentina De Marchi and Simone Carmine
Willing & able: Configurations for a paradoxical frame in corporate sustainability
Anne Marie Halton, anna Wiewiora, cameron newton, Anna M. Wiewiora and Cameron Newton
An abductive study of executive leadership role and emerging factors in developing a paradox mindset.
Session VI: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Nested and Knotted Paradoxes
Chair: Jonathan Schad
Marco Berti and Marc Krautzberger
Deciding the undecidable: Paradoxes of strategizing
Julia Herzum, Maren Rottler and Bernd Helmig
Partner up, but please, not too much: A relational understanding of how individuals navigate paradoxes
Iris Seidemann, Daniel Geiger and Lisa Harborth
Nobody said it was easy – System level dynamics in the emergence and navigation of multi actor paradoxes
Medhanie Gaim, Miguel Pina e Cunha, Marco Berti and Stewart Clegg
Performing paradox
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Strategic Paradoxes
Chair: Casper Hein Winther
Casper Hein Winther
Does It All Add Up? Disaggregating the Micro-Foundations of Organizational Ambidexterity through a Paradox Lens
Saeedeh Ahmadi and Henk W. Volberda
Multiple goal conflicts and innovative behavior: Does alignment between team and organization help or hurt?
Tatbeeq Raza-Ullah and Saouré Kouamé
Linking coopetition paradox with firm performance: The roles of emotional capability, ambivalence and unintentional knowledge leakage
Harald Tuckermann
Both/and approaches and vicious cycles – A process study of a hospital navigating paradox during COVID-19
Session VIII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, Magistero – Aggiunto – 1_5A
Final Session
Chair: Natalie Slawinski
Uffe Willemoes-Wissing
The connoisseur’s emancipation of dissonance: How the experience of tension in music can inform responses to organizational paradoxes
Angela Greco and Marco Berti
On opening pandora’s boxes: The role of action research in revealing paradox