SWG 09: Organizational Paradox: Engaging Plurality, Tensions and Contradictions

 

Coordinators:

Marianne W. Lewis, City, University of London, United Kingdom  marianne.lewis@city.ac.uk
Wendy K. Smith, University of Delaware, USA  smithw@udel.edu
Costas Andriopoulos, City University London, United Kingdom  costas.andriopoulos.2@city.ac.uk
Ella Miron-Spektor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel  ellams@technion.ac.il
Ina Aust [formerly: Ehnert], Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium  ina.aust@uclouvain.be
Valérie Michaud, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada  michaud.valerie@uqam.ca
Linda L. Putnam, University of California, USA  lputnam@comm.ucsb.edu

 

Detailed information on SWG 09 will be available from this site soon.

About the Coordinators

Marianne W. Lewis is Dean of Cass Business School and Professor of Management, City, University of London, UK. She is an international thought leader in the field of leadership and organizational paradoxes. Change and complexity accentuate tensions – competing demands, contradictory pressures and challenging double-binds. Her research applies a provocative paradox lens to such domains as organizational change, governance, and innovation. Her work appears in the leading management journals, including the Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Operations Management. Marianne was a convenor of the paradox sub-theme at the EGOS Colloquia 2010 in Lisbon, 2012 in Helsinki, and 2016 in Naples.
 
Wendy K. Smith is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Alfred Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware, USA. Her research focuses on strategic paradoxes – how leaders and senior teams effectively respond to contradictory agendas. She studies how organizations and their leaders simultaneously explore new possibilities while exploiting existing competencies, and how social enterprises simultaneously attend to social missions and financial goals. Wendy’s research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, and Management Science. At the EGOS Colloquium 2008 in Amsterdam, Wendy was awarded the EGOS Best Paper Award. She was a convenor of the paradox sub-theme at the EGOS Colloquia 2010 in Lisbon, 2012 in Helsinki, and 2017 in Copenhagen.
 
Costas Andriopoulos is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, University of London, UK. His main research interests focus on how organizational paradoxes enable innovation in the face of changing technological environments. In particular, he studies how entrepreneurial firms in high-velocity markets can excel at both incremental (exploiting current capabilities) and discontinuous innovation (exploring into new space). His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Organization Science, Human Relations, Long Range Planning, California Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, International Small Business Journal, among others. Costas was a convenor of the paradox sub-theme at the EGOS Colloquia 2012 in Helsinki and 2015 in Athens; and he will also co-convene sub-theme 09 at the EGOS Colloquium 2019 in Edinburgh.
 
Ella Miron-Spektor is an Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. Her research interests include creativity and innovation, organizational and team learning, paradoxes, and emotions. Her work has been published in leading journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others. Ella was a convenor of the paradox sub-theme at the EGOS Colloquia 2015 in Athens and 2018 in Tallinn.
 
Ina Aust [formerly: Ehnert] is Professor of Human Resource Management with a specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability at the Louvain School of Management, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Her work has been published in leading journals, such as Journal of Business Ethics, International Studies of Management and Organization, Management, and International Journal of Human Resources Management, among others. Ina was a convenor of the paradox sub-theme at the EGOS Colloquia 2014 in Rotterdam and 2016 in Naples.
 
Valérie Michaud is an Associate Professor in the Department of Organization and Human Resources at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada. Her research focusses on the action of management and communication tools in the ways tensions and paradoxes are experienced in pluralistic organizations of the social economy. Her work has been published in leading journals, such as Organization Studies, M@n@gement, Revue Internationale de Communication Sociale et Publique, and Revue française de gestion. Valérie was a convenor of the paradox sub-theme at the EGOS Colloquia 2013 in Montréal and 2014 in Rotterdam.
 
Linda L. Putnam is a Distinguished Research Professor and Emerita Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California in Santa Barbara, USA. Her research focuses on negotiation and conflict management in organizations, organizational discourse studies, paradoxes and contradictions in organizations, gender studies in organizations, and organizational space. Linda has conducted studies on teachers’ negotiation, multiparty environmental disputes, negotiation teams, and labor conflicts. Her discourse studies focus heavily on tensions and contradictions, but they also incorporate metaphors, narratives, discursive framing, and arguments. More recently, she has examined the tensions and contradictions in work-life issues in organizations, organizational change processes, and working in open and flexible office spaces. Her work has been published in numerous leading journals, and she has published several books. Linda was a convenor of the paradox sub-theme at the EGOS Colloquia 2016 in Naples.