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

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Paradox scholarship has developed exponentially in the past years, attracting a growing, broader audience. Recent special issues, conferences, and AOM PDWs on the topics have consistently broken submission and attendance records with always more than 100 participants. Despite this vibrant expansion, paradox scholars confront a vast array of methodological challenges in seeking to unpack and explore interdependent opposites. By offering a paradox PDW within the RM division, we aim to provide both novice and experienced scholars insight and tools to deepen their methodological approach to studying tensions by identifying key challenges, unpacking traditional approaches, and introducing innovative possibilities. We will address a diversity of methods for studying paradox, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. To engage a broad audience, our PDW design is interactive. Helped by experienced panelists well versed in both qualitative and quantitative methods, we will disseminate and generate novel insights with the participants. Participants will also have the possibilities to discuss key methodological issues they face in roundtable discussions and receive feedback on their specific research project. By exploring methodological questions around tensions and paradox, our PDW appeals to members of the RM division while expanding to an always broader audience interested in paradox studies.
Period4 Aug 2023
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBoston, United States, MassachusettsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational