Learning Paradox: Antecedents and Mechanisms of Paradox Mindset Development

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract As organizations face persistent, contradictory demands, the individual managerial ability to manage such paradoxes is highly relevant for organizational viability. While research in this area is generally scarce, the newly introduced construct of paradox mindset describes lasting interindividual differences in the ability to manage paradoxical tensions. We build on psychological mindset theory to formulate a socio-psychological model of paradox mindset development to clarify the antecedents of this crucial construct for the first time. Based on primary data from 199 employees of two Central European companies, we find strong support for our model: Leadership behaviors in line with our theoretical influence angles predict higher paradox mindset in followers, and this effect is fully mediated through follower`s engagement in paradoxical tasks.
Authors Bömelburg, Raphael; Zimmermann, Alexander & Palmié, Maximilian
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area Global Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Date 11 August 2020
Event Title 2020 Academy of Management Meeting
Event Location Virtual
Event Dates 7 - 11 August 2020
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Maximilian Palmié
Date Deposited 11 Nov 2020 14:47
Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 00:27
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261429


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Bömelburg, Raphael; Zimmermann, Alexander & Palmié, Maximilian: Learning Paradox: Antecedents and Mechanisms of Paradox Mindset Development. 2020. - 2020 Academy of Management Meeting. - Virtual.


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