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(p. xvii) List of Contributors

(p. xvii) List of Contributors

Editors

Wendy K. Smith earned her PhD in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School, and is associate professor of management at the Lerner School of Business, University of Delaware. Her research on the nature and management of strategic paradoxes has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, Management Science, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. Wendy is co-founder of the blogsite http://www.leveragingtensions.com, which seeks to connect scholars and practitioners interested in paradox, dualities, and dialectics.

Marianne W. Lewis is professor of management and dean of the Cass Business School, City, University of London. Her research explores leadership and organizational paradoxes, appearing in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and Harvard Business Review.

Paula Jarzabkowski is a professor of strategic management at City, University of London. Her research focuses on strategy-as-practice in complex and pluralistic contexts such as regulated infrastructure firms, third-sector organizations and financial services, particularly insurance and reinsurance. She has conducted extensive, internationally comparative audio and video ethnographic studies in a range of business contexts. Her work has appeared in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, and Strategic Management Journal. Her first book, Strategy as Practice: An Activity-Based Approach was published by Sage in 2005 and her most recent book, Making a Market for Acts of God, was published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

Ann Langley is professor of management at HEC Montréal, Canada and holder of the research chair in strategic management in pluralistic settings. Her research focuses on strategic change, inter-professional collaboration, and the practice of strategy in complex organizations. She is particularly interested in process-oriented research and methodology and has published a number of papers on that topic. In 2013, she was co-guest editor with Clive Smallman, Haridimos Tsoukas, and Andrew Van de Ven of a Special Research Forum of Academy of Management Journal on Process Studies of (p. xviii) Change in Organizations and Management. She is also co-editor of the journal Strategic Organization, and co-editor with Haridimos Tsoukas of a book series Perspectives on Process Organization Studies published with Oxford University Press. She is adjunct professor at Université de Montréal and University of Gothenburg.

Foreword

Robert E. Quinn is a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a long-time student of paradox. Quinn is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations. He had published eighteen books including the bestseller Deep Change, and The Best Teacher in You which won the Ben Franklin Award, as the best education book for 2015. Quinn is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy.

Mrudula Nujella is a doctoral student in the Management and Organization Department at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India). Her research interests fall in the domain of interpersonal relationships and human connection at work.

Contributors

Constantine Andriopoulos earned his PhD at Strathclyde Business School, and is a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, City, University of London. His research on organizational ambidexterity and the management of innovation paradoxes has been featured in journals such as Organization Science, Human Relations, California Management Review, and Long Range Planning. Constantine is co-founder of the blogsite http://www.leveragingtensions.com, which seeks to connect scholars and practitioners interested in paradox, dualities, and dialectics.

Karen L. Ashcraft is a professor of organizational communication in the College of Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research examines organizational and occupational forms, identities, and affects, particularly as these entwine with gender, race, and other relations of difference and power. Her work has appeared in such venues as Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization, and Communication Theory.

Ina Aust (previously Ehnert) earned her PhD at the University of Bremen, Germany and is a professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain School of Management. Her published work has appeared in journals such as International Journal of Human (p. xix) Resource Management, German Journal of Human Resource Management, Management Revue et alia. Together with Julia Brandl and Anne Keegan she undertakes research on paradoxes in HRM.

Richard Badham is a Professor of Management at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He has been a Von Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University, Berlin and a Visiting Professor at Yale University Centre for Cultural Sociology. His cross- disciplinary research on leadership, innovation and change informs his current work on irony and change (Leading Change: An Introduction (Edward Elgar, 2018) and organizational politics (Power, Politics and Organizational Change, Third Edition, 2019, with Dave Buchanan).

Pratima Bansal is the Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability at the Ivey Business School, Western University (London, Canada). She earned her DPhil in management studies at the University of Oxford. She has been studying business sustainability for over two decades, shifting her attention in the last ten years to the dimensions of time, space, and scale in explaining sustainable development. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. Tima founded the Network for Business Sustainability (http://www.nbs.net) in 2006, with the aim of using research to help advance sustainability practice.

Jean M. Bartunek is the Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair and Professor of Management and Organization at Boston College. Her PhD in social and organizational psychology is from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Management and currently serves as deputy dean of the fellows. Her research interests center on organizational change and academic–practitioner relationships. Jean is currently an associate editor of the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.

Rebecca Bednarek is a senior lecturer in management at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research on strategizing within complex organizational settings, the global reinsurance industry, and organizational ethnography has been published in Human Relations, Long Range Planning, Organizational Studies, and Strategic Organization. She also co-authored Making Markets for Acts of God: Risk Trading Practices in the Global Reinsurance Industry (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Maria Bengtsson is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University in Sweden. Her research interests include dynamics in inter-organizational relationships, coopetition, and innovation. She has published research in, for example, Industrial Marketing Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Competitiveness Review, Regional Studies, and International Small Business Journal. She has also published the book Climates of Global Competition (Routledge, 1998) and A Grammar of Organizing, (Edward Elgar, 2007) together with three colleagues.

(p. xx) Marya L. Besharov is an associate professor of organizational behavior at the ILR School at Cornell University. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Sociology from Harvard University. Her research examines how organizations and their leaders navigate and sustain competing demands, with a particular focus on hybrid organizations that combine social and commercial goals. Marya’s work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Research in Organizational Behavior, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and Industrial and Corporate Change. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science.

Koen van Bommel is assistant professor of organization theory at VU University Amsterdam. Taking an organization theory perspective, his research focuses in particular on corporate sustainability. He has published articles in Organization Studies, Research in the Sociology of Organizations and Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal.

Julia Brandl earned her PhD at WU Vienna and is a full professor of human resource management at the Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck, School of Management. She has published her research in journals such as Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Together with Ina Aust and Anne Keegan she undertakes research on paradoxes in HRM.

Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. He is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan, and he has also served as a dean, associate dean, and department chair. He received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. His research on organizational virtuousness, paradox, and other topics has been published in more than 130 scholarly articles and fifteen academic books. He was recently recognized as being among the top ten scholars in the organizational sciences whose work has been most frequently downloaded from Google.

Erica Wen Chen is a doctoral student in strategy, management and organizations at Nanyang Technological University.

Robert Chia is research professor of management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. He received his PhD in organizational analysis from Lancaster University. He is the author/editor of five books including Strategy without Design (Cambridge University Press, with R. Holt) and has published in Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization Science, and Academy (p. xxi) of Management Journal amongst others. Prior to entering academia Robert worked for seventeen years in shipbuilding, aircraft engineering, human resource management, and manufacturing management.

Stewart Clegg is research professor at the University of Technology Sydney, director of the Centre for Management and Organization Studies Research, and a visiting professor at Nova School of Business and Economics and at Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom. His research is driven by a fascination with power and theorizing. Stewart is a prolific writer and is the author or editor of a number of books, including Frameworks of Power (Sage, 1989), The Sage Handbook of Organization Studies (2nd edn, 2006), and The Sage Handbook of Power (2009).

Mariline Comeau-Vallée earned her in Management at HEC Montréal, and is now a Professor at École de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal. Her research interests include interprofessional dynamics, identity negotiation, and tensions management. She has studied these topics in pluralist contexts, such as healthcare and social economy. She has contributed to the books The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management (2016), Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care Management (2015), Social Innovation and Labour (2009) and the journals Leadership (2013) and Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics (2012).

W. E. Douglas Creed is a professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration. He received his PhD in organizational behavior and industrial relations and MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His work focuses on the role of social identity, emotions, and agency in institutional change processes. His research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science.

Eliana Crosina is a doctoral candidate in the Management and Organization Department at Boston College. She holds a BS in business administration and a MBA from Babson College, as well as a MS in organization studies from Boston College. Her current research interests center on issues of identity and organizing in entrepreneurial contexts.

Miguel Pina e Cunha is professor of organization theory at Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal. His research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. He participated in the editorial boards of several journals including the European Management Journal, Management Learning, Organization Studies, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He co-authored, with Arménio Rego and Stewart Clegg, The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenge for Global Managers (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Christiane Demers is a professor in the Department of Management at HEC Montréal. Her research focuses on organizational change and evolution, with a particular emphasis on strategic dynamics and organizational processes. She is the (p. xxii) author of Organizational Change Theories: A Synthesis (Sage, 2007) and has published in journals such as Organization Science and Journal of Organizational Change Management.

Jean-Louis Denis earned his PhD in community health at Université de Montréal, and is full professor of health policy and management at the School of Public Health, Université de Montréal. He holds the Canada research chair on health system redesign and improvement. Recent papers have been published in BMC Health Services Research, Implementation Science, Academy of Management Annals, Public Administration, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Miriam Erez is professor (emeritus) of organizational psychology and management, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Israel. Her three research topics focus on “the journey of the idea”—innovation management, cross-cultural and global organizational behavior, and work motivation. She has co-authored and co-edited five books, and over one hundred journal papers and book chapters. Erez received the 2002 IAAP Distinguished Scientific Award and the 2005 Israel Prize in Administrative Sciences. She is fellow of AOM, APA, SIOP, IAAP. She has advised about a hundred master and doctoral students and she is currently associate editor of the Journal of International Business Studies and of Cross Cultural & Strategic Management.

Gail T. Fairhurst is a distinguished university research professor of organizational communication at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests are in organizational communication; leadership processes, including problem-centered leadership and framing; paradox; and organizational discourse analysis. Her work on paradox and dialectics appears in such journals as The Academy of Management of Annals, Organization Studies, Human Relations, and Management Communication Quarterly.

Benjamin D. Golant completed his doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh Business School. His research focuses on the role of rhetoric and narrative in leadership, identity, and strategic change and has been published in Organization Studies, Human Relations, and Organization.

Jean-Pascal Gond is chair professor at Sir John Cass Business School, City, University of London. His research interests emphasize corporate social responsibility, the performativity of management theories as well as the organizational dynamics of justification. His work has been published in journals such as Business & Society, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Science.

Manto Gotsi earned her PhD in marketing at the University of Strathclyde, and is a reader in marketing at Westminster Business School, University of Westminster. In the past, Manto has held academic posts at Cardiff University, Brunel University, University of Aberdeen, and University of Strathclyde. Her research on the nature and management of tensions and paradoxes has been published in journals such as Human Relations, European Journal of Marketing, International Small Business Journal, and International Marketing Review.

(p. xxiii) Gabriel Grant is the founder of Human Partners, cofounder of the Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation, and a PhD candidate in leadership and sustainability at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His research explores how people simultaneously pursue individual, organizational, and planetary flourishing and is published in journals such as the Journal of Industrial Ecology and Journal of Corporate Citizenship. He has coached over one thousand change leaders in navigating paradoxes of sustainability including directors and c-suite executives from over a hundred major brands.

Robin Holt is professor in the Department of Management, Philosophy and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He has just completed a book on Judgment and Strategy and is writing two further books, one on craft, strategy and technology, the other on entrepreneurship and desire. He was editor of the journal Organization Studies 2013–2017.

Michael Jarrett is senior affiliate professor in organizational behavior at INSEAD. He has written books, articles, and papers on managing strategic change, top management teams, and the application of systems psychodynamics to organizational studies. He has published in Organization Research Methods, Journal of Change Management and Harvard Business Review.

Jason Jay is a senior lecturer and director of the Sustainability Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He earned his PhD in organization studies at MIT Sloan. His research focuses on how people and organizations navigate the tensions inherent in the quest for sustainability, as they simultaneously pursue their own self-interest and the flourishing of human and other life. With Gabriel Grant he is the author of Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World and has published articles in the Academy of Management Journal and California Management Review.

Barry Johnson earned his PhD from International College. His seminal book, Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems (HRD Press, 1992) captures the foundation of this powerful approach. He co-authored, with Roy Oswald, Managing Polarities in Congregations: Eight Keys for Thriving Faith Communities (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). His third book, AND, How to Leverage Polarity, Paradox, Dilemma (Polarity Partnership) is scheduled to come out next year.

Cliff Kayser earned his master’s degrees in organization development and human resource management from American University and completed his coaching training at Georgetown University. He is an adjunct professor in the master’s in organization development in the School of Public Affairs at American University and a coaching fellow in coaching programs at George Mason University. Cliff is a graduate of the two-year Mastery Program in Polarity Thinking and has served as dean since 2014.

Anne Keegan earned her PhD at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and is an associate professor at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School. She is full professor in human resource management at UCD School of Business, Ireland. Her published work has appeared in Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, (p. xxiv) Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Human Resource Management Journal. Together with Ina Aust and Julia Brandl she undertakes research on paradoxes in HRM.

Joshua Keller is an assistant professor of strategy, management and organizations at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research, which applies cognitive approaches to paradoxes, has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, and Management and Organization Review. He received his PhD in management from the University of Texas at Austin, United States.

Eric Knight earned his doctorate from the University of Oxford and is an associate professor in innovation and management at the University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney. His research focuses on the discursive and material practices that organizational actors use in response to strategic tensions, and his research has been published in journals such as Organization Studies, Journal of Economic Geography, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Eric is the founding editor of the blogsite http://www.leveragingtensions.com, which seeks to connect scholars and practitioners interested in paradox, dualities, and dialectics.

Glen E. Kreiner is the John and Becky Surma Dean’s Research Fellow and management professor at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State. He received his PhD from Arizona State University. His research focuses on identity-related issues as experienced at the organizational, professional, and individual levels. Primarily a grounded theorist, he examines linkages between identity and such topics as work–home dynamics, stigma, dirty work, emotions, legitimacy, ethics, and workers with disabilities.

Jane Lê earned her PhD from the Aston Business School and is an associate professor in work and organizational studies at the University of Sydney. She studies organizational practices and processes in complex, dynamic, and pluralistic organizations. Jane is particularly interested in understanding how people in organizations balance multiple competing demands. She has published her work in journals such as Organization Science, Organization Studies, Strategic Organization, and the British Journal of Management. Jane is passionate about qualitative research and qualitative research methods and is currently serving on the editorial board of Organizational Research Methods and Organization Studies.

Marcia Lensges is assistant professor of management at Xavier University. Her research focuses on the intersection of micro and macro organizational topics, such as justice, identity, and organizational restructuring. She has been published in the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Valérie Michaud is associate professor at ESG UQAM, in Montreal. Her research focuses on social and collective enterprises, with special interest for the management of their inherent tensions and paradoxes. Her work has been published in journals such as Organization Studies and M@n@gement.

(p. xxv) Ella Miron-Spektor earned her PhD in organizational psychology at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, and is an assistant professor at the Technion. Her research on tensions and paradoxes of creativity and innovation, organizational learning, culture, and emotions has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Ajit Nayak is a senior lecturer in strategy at the University of Exeter Business School. His primary area of interest is processual approaches to understanding human agency and organization. Ajit Nayak has published in Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Long Range Planning, Organization, Business History, and Marketing Theory.

Julie-Maude Normandin is a PhD candidate in analysis and management of public policies at the École nationale d’administration publique. Her research focuses on crisis management, resilience, risk management, and complexity. She has published articles in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, and the International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management. She received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Sotirios Paroutis is a professor of strategic management and head of the strategy and international business group at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He earned his PhD at the University of Bath. His research on the discursive, cognitive, and visual activities organizational actors employ when dealing with strategic tensions has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, California Management Review, Human Relations, and British Journal of Management. His latest book is Practicing Strategy: Text and Cases, 2nd edition (Sage, 2016).

Linda L. Putnam earned her PhD in the Department of Communication at the University of Minnesota and is a distinguished research professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research on paradoxes and contradictions and on gender studies has been published in The Academy of Management Annals, Human Relations, Organization Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, and Academy of Management Review. She is a fellow of the International Communication Association and a distinguished scholar of the National Communication Association.

Sebastian Raisch is vice dean and professor of strategy at the University of Geneva, Geneva School of Economics and Management. He is a permanent visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen. His research focuses on how large organizations renew themselves by reconciling the conflicting forces of change and stability. His current research is on organizational ambidexterity, organizational paradox, and strategic decision-making.

Tatbeeq Raza-Ullah is a final-year PhD candidate in Umeå School of Business and Economics at Umeå University Sweden. His research enquires into special types of inter-firm relationships that involve competition–cooperation paradox, also known (p. xxvi) as coopetition, and further investigates the nature and role of tension, emotions, and managing capabilities in such relationships. He has published in Industrial Marketing Management and Academy of Management Proceedings.

Jonathan Schad is a PhD student in management at the University of Geneva, Geneva School of Economics and Management. His research focuses on the philosophical roots of paradox and how organizations manage tensions between stakeholders. His work on paradox has been published in the Academy of Management Annals.

Margaret Seidler earned her master of public administration at the University of South Carolina, and studied organization development at the University of St. Thomas. She is a Polarity Management Master and her practice focuses on creating higher performance in both organization and community systems. She is the author of Power Surge: Energizing your Leadership Strengths (HRD Press, 2008).

Garima Sharma is an assistant professor of strategy, at University of New Mexico. Garima received her PhD from Case Western Reserve University after which she was a postdoctoral fellow at Ivey Business School, Western University. Her research sits at the interface of organization theory and sustainability. She is interested in knowing how organizations manage tensions between social and profit goals. She also studies interdisciplinary collaboration for knowledge generation, specifically how researchers and managers come together to co-create knowledge. Her research has been published in journals such as Organization Studies and Journal of Business Ethics.

Mathew L. Sheep is chair of the Management Department at Florida Gulf Coast University and an associate editor of Human Relations since 2012. His research in paradoxes of individual and organizational identity work, innovation, work–home boundary work, and other topics has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics.

John A. A. Sillince earned his PhD in social science at the London School of Economics, is a senior editor at Organization Studies and is a professor of strategy and management at Newcastle University Business School. His research on rhetoric has been published in journals such as Organization Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science.

Natalie Slawinski received her PhD from the Ivey Business School at University of Western Ontario, and is an associate professor of strategic management at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research lies at the intersection of time, sustainability, and paradox and has been published in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization Studies, and Organization & Environment.

Sara Soderstrom earned her PhD in management and organizations from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is an assistant professor in (p. xxvii) organizational studies and program in the environment at University of Michigan. In her research, she studies how individuals within organizations mobilize others, develop coalitions, and access key decision-makers when they are trying to implement sustainability initiatives. Further, she studies individual and organizational responses to the ambiguity and uncertainty that surrounds sustainability.

André Spicer earned a PhD from the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is a professor of organizational behavior at Cass Business School, City, University of London. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which is The Stupidity Paradox.

Marie-Christine Therrien earned her PhD from École des Mines de Paris and is a full professor of management at the École nationale d’administration publique (Montreal, Canada). Her research interests are in resilience governance, complex organizations, and crisis management. Her research focuses on the issues of coordination of networks, analysis of organizational failures, knowledge transfer, organizational resilience, and crisis management. She has published articles in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, et alia. She is the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Emergency Management.

Paul Tracey is professor of innovation and organization, and co-director of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also a visiting professorial fellow at the Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne. Between 2011 and 2013 he was an Economic and Social Research Council mid-career fellow. His research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science. His research interests include social innovation, regional innovation, and institutional change. He received his PhD from the University of Stirling.

Haridimos Tsoukas is the Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management in the University of Cyprus, Cyprus and a Distinguished Research Environment Professor of Organization Studies at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He obtained his PhD at the Manchester Business School (MBS), University of Manchester, and has worked at MBS, the University of Essex, the University of Strathclyde, and at the ALBA Graduate Business School (Greece). He has published widely in several leading academic journals. He was the editor-in-chief of Organization Studies (2003–8) and has served on the editorial board of several journals. He was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Science by the University of Warwick in 2014. With Ann Langley he is the co-founder and co-convener of the annual International Symposium on Process Organization and co-editor of the Perspectives on Process Organization Studies, published annually by Oxford University Press. He has co-edited several books, including The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory (with Christian Knudsen, Oxford University Press, 2003) and Philosophy and Organization Theory (with Robert Chia, Emerald, 2011). He is the author of Complex Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2005) and If Aristotle were a CEO (in Greek, Kastaniotis, 2012, 4th edn).

(p. xxviii) Russ Vince is professor of leadership and change at the School of Management, University of Bath. He is honorary professor of management at the University of St Andrews. His research focuses on emotion in organizations, leadership, and learning. Recent papers can be read in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, and the British Journal of Management. Russ is an associate editor of the journal Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Alexander Zimmermann is assistant professor of organization and strategic management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and leads the Center for Organizational Excellence at the Universities of St. Gallen and Geneva. His research on strategic, organizational, and leadership approaches to deal with paradoxical tensions has been published in journals such as Organization Science, California Management Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Mike Zundel is professor in the Work, Organisation and Management Group at University of Liverpool Management School, UK, where he also acts as associate head, responsible for research. He is interested in processual and media-theoretical aspects of organizing and strategy and he is a senior editor of Organization Studies and consulting editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews.