Theorizing About an AOM President’s Response to Crisis and the Counter Responses It Evoked

Jean M. Bartunek, Kimberly D. Elsbach, Emma Bell, Costas Markides, Marlys G. Christianson, Kathleen Sutcliffe, Michael G. Pratt, Jacqueline A.M. Coyle-Shapiro, Mary Ann Glynn, William Ocasio, M. Diane Burton, Marc J. Ventresca

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Abstract

Organizational crises have often stimulated scholarly theorizing that has been productive for our field. Rarely, however, are there opportunities to theorize regarding crises that happen in our own professional associations. A crisis experienced by Professor Anita McGahan when she was the President of the Academy of Management, described in an accompanying article, has presented such an opportunity. In this set of nine brief reflections, several scholars have considered how McGahan’s actions with regard to that crisis can be understood conceptually and how they may stimulate development of previously established conceptual perspectives. These reflections make evident that McGahan’s actions cannot be appreciated without recognition of the complex dilemmas to which she was responding. These dilemmas include issues of trustworthy leadership, gendered power, leader voice, sensemaking and learning, organizational identities, psychological contracts, institutional leadership, and “good bureaucracy”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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Organizational identity
Organizational crisis

Keywords

  • gender
  • identity
  • institutional leadership
  • leadership
  • moral dilemmas
  • organizational crisis
  • psychological contracts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Bartunek, J. M., Elsbach, K. D., Bell, E., Markides, C., Christianson, M. G., Sutcliffe, K., ... Ventresca, M. J. (2019). Theorizing About an AOM President’s Response to Crisis and the Counter Responses It Evoked. Journal of Management Inquiry, 28(3), 276-282. https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492619853365

Theorizing About an AOM President’s Response to Crisis and the Counter Responses It Evoked. / Bartunek, Jean M.; Elsbach, Kimberly D.; Bell, Emma; Markides, Costas; Christianson, Marlys G.; Sutcliffe, Kathleen; Pratt, Michael G.; Coyle-Shapiro, Jacqueline A.M.; Glynn, Mary Ann; Ocasio, William; Burton, M. Diane; Ventresca, Marc J.

In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.07.2019, p. 276-282.

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Bartunek, JM, Elsbach, KD, Bell, E, Markides, C, Christianson, MG, Sutcliffe, K, Pratt, MG, Coyle-Shapiro, JAM, Glynn, MA, Ocasio, W, Burton, MD & Ventresca, MJ 2019, 'Theorizing About an AOM President’s Response to Crisis and the Counter Responses It Evoked', Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 276-282. https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492619853365
Bartunek, Jean M. ; Elsbach, Kimberly D. ; Bell, Emma ; Markides, Costas ; Christianson, Marlys G. ; Sutcliffe, Kathleen ; Pratt, Michael G. ; Coyle-Shapiro, Jacqueline A.M. ; Glynn, Mary Ann ; Ocasio, William ; Burton, M. Diane ; Ventresca, Marc J. / Theorizing About an AOM President’s Response to Crisis and the Counter Responses It Evoked. In: Journal of Management Inquiry. 2019 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 276-282.
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