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Inquiring into arresting moments over time: Towards an understanding of stability within change
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Leonard de Vinci Pole Univ, Res Ctr, F-92916 Paris, France.
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 32, no 3, 142-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to contribute to current knowledge about special moments – what is referred to as “arresting moments” – when something unexpected spontaneously occurs, by exploring how such moments are part of a dialogic flow taking place over time. Based on a collaborative study that has been going on for 15 years and Bakhtin’s work on dialogic forces, the paper contributes with a conceptualization of “stability within change,” which shows how arresting moments not only create newness but also a sense of stability; a strong feeling of knowing how to meet the future and thereby how to move on here and now. Thus, it is not a question of stability or change, but rather an intertwined manifold of opposing forces of stability within change. Implications for practice and research are elaborated upon.

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2016. Vol. 32, no 3, 142-149 p.
Keyword [en]
Arresting moments, dialogue, Bakhtin, collaborative research, forces, stability
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Business Administration
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Business Studies; Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295607DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2016.06.001ISI: 000384775500003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295607DiVA: diva2:934175
Available from: 2016-06-08 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-11-10Bibliographically approved

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