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PDW: Paradox and its methodological underpinning, where we are and what is next

  • 1.  PDW: Paradox and its methodological underpinning, where we are and what is next

    Posted 06-06-2023 16:29

    **Apologies for cross-posting**

    Dear Colleagues,

    We invite you to participate in the in-person PDW at the upcoming AOM meeting "Paradox and its methodological underpinning: where we are and what is next", sponsored by the Research Methods division.

    This PDW examines the methodological traditions of paradox theory while exploring its pathways to methodological innovation. Particularly, it takes a constructively critical approach to bringing both, the scholar, and the research process front and center stage, by examining the factors that may typically be perceived as impediments to methodological innovation, and potential sources of adversity that may trigger inequalities.

    The PDW consists of two consecutive parts:

    1. Presentations and discussions by our distinguished speakers – We will begin with an Introduction and Presentations from our panelists who have studied paradox at the micro, meso, and macro levels. Next, our discussant, Wendy Smith, will summarize the insights from the panel and share ideas on what the future of studying paradox could look like. This panel presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion between the panelists with the audience.
    2. Methods-related roundtables, which will also focus on specific challenges that researchers are experiencing in developing empirical research in the field of paradox. Submission of 1000 words abstract of an ongoing project, clearly delineating the methodological challenges they would like to discuss at the roundtables, is mandatory. 

    The first part of the PDW is open all AOM 2023 attendants, but the roundtables will be limited to those that have applied with submissions and been accepted. 


    • Friday, Aug 4 2023 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET (GMT-4/UTC-4)
    • In person: at Boston Hynes Convention Center in 208

    Speakers and Facilitators: 

    Gail T. Fairhurst, University of Cincinnati, USA 
    Jane Lê, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany 
    Josh Keller, University of New South Wales, Australia 
    Linda Putnam, UC Santa Barbara, USA 
    Simone Carmine. University of Padova, Italy 
    Wendy Smith, University of Delaware, USA   

    Submit your ongoing project now

    Applications to participate in research development roundtables are now open. If you're interested in participating, please submit a short (around 1000 words) abstract of an ongoing research project related to paradoxes and tensions that you would like to receive feedback on. Additionally, add the following (a couple of sentences and discussion points): 

    • At what stage of development is your project?
    • What questions/challenges would you like to receive feedback/guidance on specifically? For example, related to data analysis? How and where to publish this type of research?

    Also, indicate your first and second facilitator preference. We will do our best to accommodate such preferences where possible.

    We will share this information with the table facilitator and other participants at your table, to ensure that you receive feedback that helps you further develop your work. Please send your abstract to Angela Greco (A.Greco@tudelft.nl) and Eriselda Danaj (edanaj@iese.edu). 

    The deadline to apply is July 5, 2023 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We have a limited number of spots available, so we encourage you to apply early. A waitlist will be maintained.  

    We look forward to seeing you in Boston! 

    Angela Greco, Eriselda Danaj, & Camille Pradies 

    Eriselda Danaj
    PhD Candidate
    IESE Business School