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Mirjam Roswitha Langenbacher, MSc

Research Assistant / PhD Student
Strategic Management
Leading and Managing Through Paradoxical Tensions in Organizations
FFF-Förderprojekt, June 2023 until December 2023

As our world becomes increasingly “VUCA” – i.e., volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (Lewis & Smith, 2022: 530), organizations increasingly feature structures, systems or practices which may ... more ...

Paradox and Cross-Border Complexity
FFF-Förderprojekt, June 2021 until May 2023 (finished)

Globalization, digitalization and changing consumption patterns brought with it unprecedented complexity, pace, and diversity. Organizations are forced to tackle new or evolving paradoxical tensions ... more ...

Paradox and cultural complexity
PhD-Thesis, since February 2021

Organizational life is full of paradoxical tensions (for example between goals such as innovation and efficiency or economic and social value creation). These tensions are increasingly amplified in a ... more ...

  • Zivkovic, D., & Langenbacher, M. (2023). What Do We (Not) Know About Paradoxical Leadership. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston.

  • Langenbacher, M. (2022). Mechanisms and Situated Dynamics Embedded in Culture That Shape Individual Responses to Paradox. Presented at the 42nd Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, London.