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EGOS 2022 – CfP Understanding Competing Demands Through Paradox Theory

  • 1.  EGOS 2022 – CfP Understanding Competing Demands Through Paradox Theory

    Posted 11-12-2021 19:52

    Dear colleagues,

    We would like to invite you to submit your short paper to this year's EGOS Colloquium sub-theme 9 [SWG]: Balance in an Unbalanced World: Understanding Competing Demands through Paradox Theory. 
    Full Call for Paper available at: https://www.egos.org/jart/prj3/egos/main.jart?rel=de&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1630409885853&subtheme_id=1604725601631

    The deadline for submitting your short paper is Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 23:59:59 CET. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. The Conference will be held in Vienna between July 7th and 9th 2022.

    We hope to see you there.
    Voni Pamphile, Camille Pradies and Jonathan Schad

    EGOS 2022 – Subtheme Call for Papers

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

    Balance in an Unbalanced World –  Understanding Competing Demands through Paradox Theory



    Vontrese Pamphile, George Washington University, vpamphile@gwu.edu

    Camille Pradies, EDHEC Business School, France, camille.pradies@edhec.edu

    Jonathan Schad,Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics, j.schad@vu.nl


    The grand challenges of our time bring about seemingly irreconcilable demands. Paradox theory provides scholars unique access to understanding such tensions in our unbalanced world. Paradoxes defy resolution by choosing one side over another and researchers seek to engage opposing sides and to identify tensions' generative potential. In this subtheme, we continue to welcome submissions that address paradox, dualities, and dialectics that explore contradicting, yet interdependent elements. However, we also look for new ways to extend our understanding of how paradoxical tensions impact our thinking and reflections on organizational life and on the unbalanced world in which we live in.


    Key words: Paradox, Tensions, Balance, Imbalance, Grand Challenges.


    Camille Pradies
    EDHEC Business School
    Roubaix CS50411
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