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 School29 Buccleuch Place – Edinburgh EH8 9JS

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

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


, INSEAD, France
, EDHEC Business School, France
, Cass Business School, City, University of London, United Kingdom


, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
, ESADE Business School, Spain
, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
, 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