Sub-theme 06: [SWG] Taken by Surprise: Expanding our Understanding of Paradoxes and Contradictions in Organizational Life

Josh Keller, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ella Miron-Spektor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Jonathan Schad, University of London, United Kingdom
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 306
Introduction and Overview
Chair: Josh Keller
Jonathan Schad and Pratima Bansal
Capturing complex realities: A systems perspective on paradox
Tobias Hahn and Eric Knight
The nature of organizational paradox: A view from quantum theory
Discussant: Marianne Lewis
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Paradoxical Cognition and Emotions - Room: EBS 306
Chair: Angeliki Papachroni
Indira Kjellstrand and Russ Vince
The impact of paradoxical imagery in the in-depth study of emotions in organisations
Neha Tripathi, Ella Miron-Spektor and Marianne W. Lewis
A dual process model for dynamic impact of paradoxical leader behavior on subordinate’ emotions and work behaviors
Erica Chen, Josh Keller, Angela K.-y. Leung and Georgios Christopolous
How paradox mindsets influence creativity: Evidence from eye-tracking and skin conductance studies
Adriane L. MacDonald and Stephen Dann
Surfacing paradoxical problem representations: Exploring the value of 3D visual metaphors for establishing shared understanding across knowledge boundaries
Parallel Stream B: Intra-organizational paradoxes - Room: EBS 308
Chair: Tatbeeq Raza-Ullah
Arjen Schmidt
Tensions and dilemmas in crisis governance: responding to citizen volunteers
Pauline Keh and Anne-Sophie Thelisson
Facing local vs global demands: The paradoxical situation of subsidiary within multinational corporation
Gaia Grant
From detecting dichotomies to navigating dipoles: Developing a theoretical and practical model for identifying how top management teams navigate the competing demands of innovation sustainability
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 16:00 to 17:30
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Parallel Stream A: Paradox Theory - Room: EBS 306
Chair: Garima Sharma
Stewart Clegg, Miguel Pina e Cunha and Medhanie Gaim
The perils of paradox: Lessons from VW’s emissions scandal
Miguel Pina e Cunha, Luca Giustiniano, Arménio Rego and Stewart Clegg
In and around the consequential detection of paradoxes
Marco Berti and Ace Volkmann Simpson
The dark side of organizational paradoxes: Practices, power and pragmatic paradoxes
Corinna Galliano and Jane K. Lê
Not your average paradox: The chaotic symphony of paradox in emerging organizations
Parallel Stream B: Paradoxical Leadership - Room: EBS 308
Chair: Mathew Sheep
Emuna Eliav, Ella Miron-Spektor and Julia Bear
Funny women can get ahead: Managing the warmth-competence paradox through humor
Eugene Sadler-Smith
Hubristic leadership: Paradoxical relationships and nasty surprises
Gal Gutman and Benjamin Gidron
Contradictions vs. value ambidexterity: Exploring the conflict assumption underlying the social enterprise field
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Paradoxical Actors - Room: EBS 306
Chair: Jane Le
Camille Pradies, Andrea Tunarosa and Julie Courtois
Alone to face paradoxes? Paradox work and the role of a third actor
Sarah Bloomfield and Russ Vince
Seeing the forest without the trees: The paradox of the clearcutting custodians of England's forests
Angeliki Papachroni and Loizos Heracleous
Organizational ambidexterity and the paradoxical individual
Daniel King and Martyn Griffin
Living the paradox: An insider perspective in attempting democratic organizing
Parallel Stream B: Technological paradoxes - Room: EBS 308
Chair: Goran Calic
Lukas Moschko, Vera Blazevic and Frank Thomas Piller
Paradoxical tensions in the context of digital transformation
Maximilian Heimstädt and Leonhard Dobusch
Experimenting through paradox: Exploiting tensions when enacting transparency as a strategy
Hanna Timonen and Johanna Vuori
The interplay of visibility-invisibility and frontstage-backstage tensions in technologically mediated sales interaction
Hassan F. Raza, Joao Baptista and Panos Constantinides
Paradoxical tensions between digital innovation and information security compliance in a large financial services organization
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Interorganizational paradoxes - Room: EBS 306
Chair: Catherine Tilley
Siarhei Manzhynski, Maria Bengtsson and Herman Ivar Stål
Knotted paradoxes in eco-innovation: A double trap or two needs with one deed?
Marc Krautzberger
Managing trade-offs of ambidextrous organizations through inter-organizational collaboration: A paradox lens
Garima Sharma and Lori Divito
Friends and foes: Understanding the paradox of competition-collaboration in coopetitive relationships
Tatbeeq Raza-Ullah, Maria Bengtsson and Devi Gnyawali
Experienced paradoxical tension in coopetition and firm performance: The moderating role of coopetition capability
Parallel Stream B: Surprising Paradoxes - Room: EBS 308
Chair: Eugene Sadler-Smith
Iteke van Hille, Frank de Bakker and Peter Groenewegen
Navigating through conflict: managing nested tensions in a cross-sector partnership in the tea industry
Jonathan Pinto
Introducing 'Paradoxical-by-Design Organizations'
Marge Sassi and Ülle Pihlak
Patricia L.A. Pedrosa and Joana Story
The rise of the iceberg: Making sense and use out of the ambiguity and paradoxes of authenticity in leadership
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Sustainability paradoxes - Room: EBS 306
Chair: Tobias Hahn
Gabriel Sala and Jean M. Bartunek
Paradox in surprises? Incorporating the contradictory emotions, the benefits, and the cross-level dynamics of surprise in organizations
Andrea-Simone Barth, Susanne Blazejewski and Anke Buhl
Working with tensions: A case of green employees
Catherine Tilley and Steve Evans
Choosing social and environmental sustainability: Paradoxes, tensions and logics in business decision-making
Haley A. Beer, Pablo Munoz and Edward Gamble
The Paradox of Social Impact Measurement
Parallel Stream B: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Room: EBS 308
Chair: Camille Pradies
Goran Galic, Anton Shevchenko and Maryam Ghasemaghaei
From sustainability constraints to creative action: Increasing managerial innovativeness by adopting sustainability constraints
Sara Lindström, Minna Janhonen and Pia Heilmann
Stability and change in growth enterprises: Responding to the paradox
Bethan Morgan and Andrew Davies
Balancing innovation and routine action: the microfoundations of digital capabilities
Mette Mogensen, Rikke Kristine Nielsen, Thomas Duus Henriksen, Frans Bévort and Signe Vikkelsø
Working with paradox as entity and process – projecting and eliciting paradoxes in managerial practice through an action learning programme
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Closing Session: Summary, Conclusion and Future Directions - Room: EBS 306
Chair: Ella Miron-Spektor & Jonathan Schad
Parallel Stream B: Break-out room - Room: EBS 308