We want to draw your attention to the following PDW at the upcoming AOM conference in Boston:
Garima Sharma, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camille Pradies, email@example.com
Paradox theory has grown manifold in the past two decades and has contributed important insights to organization studies. However, such growth has been lopsided with most of the scholarly attention on questions of paradox at the team, organizational, institutional, and field levels (Schad, Lewis, Raisch, & Smith, 2016). While this focus on the macro/meso has added important insights, the focus is surprising since the original concept of paradox had centered around the individual and her/his defenses and responses (Miron-Spektor, Ingram, Keller, Smith, & Lewis, 2018). To address this blind spot, scholars have started to call for the theorizing microfoundations of paradox. In this PDW we answer this call by (1) showcasing research insights at the micro and meso levels that have direct implications for how we understand paradox, and (2) starting a dialogue around what microfoundations of paradox theory could look like.
This workshop is divided into two parts.
Part 1: From 1:30– 3:30 pm: The first part focuses on 'where we are' in terms of the state of the field in understanding microfoundations of paradox. We will begin with presentations from panelists who have studied paradox at the micro, meso and practice levels. A discussant, with expertise in microfoundations will summarize the insights from the panel and share ideas on what microfoundations of paradox theory could look like. We will end this part with an interactive discussion between the panelists and the audience.
Sigal G. Barsade, University of Pennsylvania
Paula Jarzabkowski, City University of London, and University of Queensland
Marianne Lewis, City University of London
Ella Miron-Spektor, INSEAD
Scott Sonenshein, Rice University
Jeannette A. Colyvas, Northwestern University
Part 2: From 3:45– 5:00 pm: The second part of the PDW provides participants with opportunities to receive feedback on their working paper/research projects. Researchers with a variety of interests and expertise will facilitate small-group discussions.
Rebecca Bednarek, Victoria University Wellington
Eric Knight, The University of Sydney
Camille Pradies, EDHEC
Linda Putnam, UC Santa Barbara
Tatbeeq Raza-Ullah, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE)
Garima Sharma, University of New Mexico
Dustin J. Sleesman, University of Delaware
Wendy Smith, University of Delaware
Pre-registration is required for Part 2 of the workshop. By July 8, 2019, participants must submit a short (1000-1500 words) paper or research idea related to microfoundations of paradox. Submit here: https://forms.gle/9vuCrrZ7RmpmjSm76
Miron-Spektor, E., Ingram, A., Keller, J., Smith, W. K., & Lewis, M. W. 2018. Microfoundations of organizational paradox: The problem is how we think about the problem. Academy of Management Journal, 61(1): 26–45.
Schad, J., Lewis, M. W., Raisch, S., & Smith, W. K. 2016. Paradox Research in Management Science: Looking Back to Move Forward. Academy of Management Annals, 10(1): 5–64.