Sub-theme 77: Translating Leadership: Tensions, Contradictions, and Ambiguities

Stefan Heusinkveld, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Dimitrios Spyridonidis, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
Marlieke van Grinsven, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, Economia – A – 1_6
Practicing Leadership in Translation Processes
Chair: Stefan Heusinkveld
Isabelle Wyder and Julia Nentwich
The influence of micro-practices to become agile: Combining outcomes of an actor-network theory and Scandinavian institutionalism-based analyses
Discussant(s): Stefan Heusinkveld, Pascale Peters & Marlieke van Grinsven
Stefan Heusinkveld, Pascale Peters and Marlieke van Grinsven
On the problem of alignment in the translation of management ideas
Discussant(s): John Kaare Damm Scheuer
This session begins with an introduction by the convenors to the sub-theme.
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, Economia – A – 1_6
Rethinking Leadership Work in Translation
Chair: Marwa Mohamed / Russ Vince
Alexander Yuriev and Victoria Cantillo
The issue of objectivity in the creation of knowledge on organizational leadership
Discussant(s): May Thet Nwe & Pasi Ahonen
May Thet Nwe and Pasi Ahonen
Translation of traditional leadership wisdom in modern leadership work: A Myanmar perspective
Discussant(s): Alexander Yuriev & Victoria Cantillo
Session III: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, Economia – A – 1_6
Leadership Identity in Translation
Chair: Laurie Lewis
Mathias Ndoma-Egba, Chidozie Umeh, Nelarine Cornelius and James Wallace
Leadership and identity at work: A study in photo-elicitation
Discussant(s): Susanna Kislenko, Marya L. Besharov, Tracy Thompson & Gervase Bushe
Sophie Cappelen, Eva Boxenbaum and Eva Boxenbaum
Identities in flex: How management consultants construct their identity in and as part of processes of translation
Discussant(s): Mathias Ndoma-Egba, Chidozie Umeh, Nelarine Cornelius & James Wallace
Marya L. Besharov, Susanna Kislenko, Tracy A. Thompson and Gervase Bushe
The emotional dynamics of counter-normative organizing: How identity, practice, and emotion work enable counternormative organizing but deplete the leader
Discussant(s): Sophie Cappelen & Eva Boxenbaum
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, Economia – A – 1_6
Leadership Tensions in Translating from ‘the Middle’
Chair: Sophie Cappelen / Eva Boxenbaum
Laurie Lewis
Translating listening: Middle management reading insincerity and watering down practice
Discussant(s): Jonas A. Ingvaldsen & Jos Benders
Ann Fugl-Meyer and Susanne Waldorff
Tensions in leadership: How middle managers translate agile leadership in a bureaucratic organisation
Discussant(s): Laurie Lewis
Jonas A. Ingvaldsen, Jos Benders and Jos Benders
The emergence of a conceptual void; the case of shop-floor bureaucracy in lean production
Discussant(s): Ann Fugl-Meyer & Susanne Waldorff
Session V: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, Economia – A – 1_6
The Self and Beyond in Leadership Translation
Chair: Susanna Kislenko, Marya L. Besharov, Tracy Thompson & Gervase Bushe
Sari Laine
Leader Self-Awareness Development and Its Relation to Long-Term Mindfulness Practice – Fewer Biases and Blind Spots in Perceptions
Discussant(s): Bojana Markovska Klepec & Miha Škerlavaj
Marwa Mohamed and Russ Vince
All roads lead to Rome: Self-reinforcing leadership development in the Egyptian healthcare context
Discussant(s): Sari Laine
Bojana Markovska Klepec, Miha Škerlavaj and Miha Škerlavaj
The role of post-heroic leadership in unfolding paradoxical tensions of the innovation process
Discussant(s): Marwa Mohamed & Russ Vince
Session VI: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, Economia – A – 1_6
Translating Tensions in the Digital Age
Chair: Ann Fugl-Meyer / Susanne Waldorff
Daniel Thiemann
Leadership tensions between self-organization and employee-centeredness: A quantitative study on dealing with technostress in the digital age
Discussant(s): Benedetta Colaiacovo, Emanuela Shaba & Emanuele Gabriel Margherita
Diansha Wang, Ziyun Fan and Yihan Liu
Why employee silence persists: The Temporal Ordering of Leader Distance in a Virtual Context
Discussant(s): Daniel Thiemann
Benedetta Colaiacovo, Emanuela Shaba and Emanuele Gabriel Margherita
Holding a loose ‘grip’ during translation effort of organizational change? Adopting phenomenology to explore how middle managers’ experience is bound to and by the (im) materiality of the virtual space
Discussant(s): Diansha Wang, Ziyun Fan & Yihan Liu
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, Economia – A – 1_6
Translating Leadership across Time and Space
Chair: Dimitrios Spyridonidis
Niina Koivunen
Temporal structures in a shipbuilding project. How project managers translate their notion of time into action
Discussant(s): Zuhur Balayah; Charitini Stavroupoulou & Amit Nigam
Carole Bataillard
Managing Corporate Sustainability paradoxes: An exploration through a Theory of Planned Behaviour lens
Discussant(s): Niina Koivunen
Zuhur Balayah, Charitini Stavroupoulou and Amit Nigam
This is the offer: translation moves of mandated innovation intermediaries across organizational boundaries
Discussant(s): Carole Bataillard
Session VIII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, Economia – A – 1_6
Translating Shared Leadership
Chair: Jonas A. Ingvaldsen / Jos Benders
Laura H. Dallman
How do virtues embody the practice of informal leadership that can emerge through community organising and collective action?  
Discussant(s): Roman Kislov & Michael Bresnen
Ingrid Svensson and Mia von Knorring
Translating distributed leadership into healthcare research and practice
Discussant(s): Laura H. Dallman
Roman Kislov and Michael Bresnen
Getting your message across? Managed pluralisation of leadership and trajectory of leader vision
Discussant(s): Ingrid Svensson & Mia von Knorring