Abstract: Business family members face challenges related to exposure to diverse role expectations and systems logics, the management of which often results in sit- uations of high complexity, dilemmas, and paradoxes. To address these issues, in this paper we combine key insights from social systems theory with systemic family coaching tools such as “internal maps,” […]
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Call for Papers to a Research Day on Innovation Venue: Excelia Business School, La Rochelle, France Date: 23 May 2024. This research day is associated with a special issue of Creativity and Innovation Management [SSCI 3.644, CABS-AJG 2**, FNEGE Rank 3, 2**]. Organisation committee for the Research Day on Innovation Poonam Oberoi, Steffen Roth, and […]
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Abstract: This article is a reply to Foss et al.’s (2022) contribution to the special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Management on The Great Reset of management and organization theory. In their article, the authors make a strong case that “reset thinking” geared towards a more “sustainable” redesign of the global economy promotes extensive […]
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Popularised in the 1960s, “Spaceship Earth” has become a metaphor for the vision turned imperative that all inhabitants of planet Earth be harmoniously united in the mission to preserve their planet. In this talk, I shall draw on works by Niklas Luhmann, Michel Foucault, and Friedrich August von Hayek to argue that fashionable “missionary theories” […]
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Virtual Special Issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Management on The Great Reset of management and Organization Theory Edited by Steffen Roth, Wojciech Czakon, Wolfgang Amann, and Léo-Paul Dana Introduction Steffen Roth, Wojciech Czakon, Wolfgang Amann, and Léo-Paul Dana: From organised scepticism to research mission management? Introduction to the Great Reset of management and organization […]
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Abstract: This study investigates how sharing ventures address the paradox of doing good versus doing harm in their strategic decision-making. The doing good versus doing harm paradox refers to the difficulty of sharing ventures to balance the aim to benefit society and the environment while minimizing potential adverse effects. Understanding and addressing this paradox is […]
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Introduction to the Virtual Special Issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Management on The Great Reset of management and Organization Theory. Abstract: This introduces the reader to the Great Reset of management and organization theory. Concepts are discussed and six cases are presented, provoking thought, debate, and dialogue for or against a Great Reset of […]
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Abstract: On the occasion of a growing popularity of paradox theory in management and organisation research, this article provides an introduction to the paradox of true distinctions, reports on its relevance to theory building, and presents a strategy to contain the paradox without resolving it. To this end, I draw on works by George Spencer […]
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Abstract: This conceptual paper seeks to bridge two existing theories in a bid to broaden our analytical scope when studying the process of onboarding, retention and exclusion of organizational members. The purpose of this paper is to address this issue. The authors draw on the social systems theory to advance the fit theory demonstrating the […]
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