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Rethinking competing demands: Views from the third space
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5564-360X
2013 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Competing demands are prevalent in different organizations and at multiple levels. Given the increased interest in the area, there has been numerous and varied conceptualizations, the paper aims at reconceptualising competing demands and offering a strategy of dealing with the resulting tensions. It identifies relevant features of the different conceptualizations of competing demands. Doing so has an implication on how they are conceived and the resulting tensions are managed. The paper also articulates the dynamics of competing demands esp. of paradox and its management evoked by the works of Homi Bhabha’s third space and Michael Bakhtin’s thirdness.  In doing so, it extend the central question in competing demands from ‘how can one accommodate A and B?’ into ‘why not C?’ and introduces thirdness as a strategy.  

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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92572OAI: diva2:741659
FEKIS: Swedish Academy of Business and Management
Available from: 2014-08-28 Created: 2014-08-28 Last updated: 2014-08-30

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