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Making paradoxical tensions salient: changing information not people
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration. (RiseB)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0499-2927
Kedge Business School.
2020 (English)In: Academy of Management Proceedings: Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2020, Academy of Management , 2020Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many firms are confronted with paradoxical tensions. For firms to recognize tensions these have to become salient. Prior research suggests that environmental and cognitive factors render latent tensions salient and argues implicitly that where environmental factors are complex, paradoxical cognition is required. In this paper we present the general model of rendering paradoxical tensions salient where developing cognition is only one of three possible strategies. We argue that information must fit both a described situation and actors’ cognition for latent tensions to become salient. Based on this condition we introduce the other two alternative ways to make tensions salient, i.e. simplification of the information and simplification of the situation, that have been overlooked by scholars. Using the doubly complex application of coopetition for sustainability we show how the strategy of simplification of the information can help to recognize and systemize paradoxical tensions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management , 2020.
Series
Academy of Management Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668, E-ISSN 2151-6561 ; 2020:1
Keywords [en]
Paradox, information, cognition, latent tensions, salient tensions
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-178816DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.19615abstractOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-178816DiVA, id: diva2:1519280
Conference
80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Virtually, August 7-11, 2020
Available from: 2021-01-18 Created: 2021-01-18 Last updated: 2021-02-22Bibliographically approved

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