Accomplishing paradox latency with a coordinating routine : a process perspective on accomplishing stability in a pluralistic organization

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Abstract This paper investigates how the paradox of differentiation and integration becomes latent through a routine by which the relatively autonomous actors move forward organization wide issues. The paradox lens provides a promising perspective to explore pluralistic organizations. While it argues that paradoxes are integral to organizations it assumes that they remain latent without addressing how paradox latency is assomplished. By using routine dynamics, this study investigates the routinely and situative enactment of the paradox of differentiation and integration. The single research setting of a qualitative longitudinal case study shows how paradox latency is accomplished within the executive board during an initiative of integrating two hospitals. Accomplishment of paradox latency reveals different patterns which are integral to a coordinating routine by which this hospital moves forward organization wide issues despite its plurality. This coordinating routine and the paradox of differentiation and integration form a duality which explains how a pluralistic organization achieves stability. The proposed duality further advances the paradox lens by attending to paradox latency. In addition, the proposed duality addresses the current interest in routine dynamics on relating groups of routines.
Authors Tuckermann, Harald
Projects Rüegg-Stürm, Johannes; Tuckermann, Harald; Mitterlechner, Matthias & Alexandra, Lai (2003) HealthCare Excellence [applied research project] Official URL
Language English
Keywords Hospital; process Research; paradox; management
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 24 June 2015
Page Range 62
Event Title 7th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies (PROS)
Event Location Kos, Greece
Event Dates 24.-25.06.2015
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Harald Tuckermann
Date Deposited 20 Aug 2015 15:00
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:25
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/243467

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Tuckermann, Harald: Accomplishing paradox latency with a coordinating routine : a process perspective on accomplishing stability in a pluralistic organization. 2015. - 7th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies (PROS). - Kos, Greece.

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