Using oppositional analysis grounded in personal construct theory to elicit strategic tensions

Robert Phillip Wright, Mac Wai Ming Mak

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Abstract

Given calls for more cognitive approaches to investigate the underlying tensions of paradoxes, we administered a psychological methodology (grounded in Personal Construct Theory) to elicit the bi-polar constructs of top managers' strategic work during organizational change. We conclude by advocating the importance of paradoxical thinking as a core managerial competency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014
PublisherAcademy of Management
Pages600-605
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014 - Pennyslvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 1 Aug 20144 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period1/08/144/08/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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