Orchestrating noise: paradox recognition in a media organization

Eric Knight, Sotirios Paroutis

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Abstract

How do organizational actors recognize paradoxical tensions in their firms over time? Such dynamic appreciation of paradox recognition is missing from our current empirical investigations. Using a longitudinal qualitative analysis of four case studies of strategic business units (SBUs) in a media firm, we theorize about how tensions get gradually
and dynamically recognized by actors. Our findings extend a dynamic equilibrium model of organizing by showing the role of business unit leaders in orchestrating members’ recognition of tension. In addition, we offer a conceptual framework that outlines a paradoxical approach to leadership based on practices of dynamic interplay between competing
demands rather than intermittent switching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategies that move the world
Subtitle of host publicationConference program of the 36th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society
Place of PublicationBerlin
Pages93
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event36th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 17 Sep 201620 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference36th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period17/09/1620/09/16

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