Dr Jonathan Schad
Lecturer in Strategy and Organisation Theory
Jonathan Schad is a Lecturer in Strategy and Organisation Theory at King’s Business School. His research focuses on how organizations can manage fundamental competing demands, such as stability and change, short-term and long-term, and profit and purpose. To understand such tensions better, Jonathan draws on and contributes to paradox theory. His work is linked to the grand challenges of our time, such as managing plural stakeholder demands and changes in the environment. Currently, he is very much interested in how the digital age affects organizations and society.
Jonathan's work has been published in strategy and organization theory outlets such as the Academy of Management Annals, the Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, and in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox (Oxford University Press).
His publications have been impactful in the field of organization theory and Jonathan has won large research grants connected to his work. He reviews for prestigious journals in the field (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies).
Jonathan has substantial teaching experience at all levels and teaches strategy at King’s Business School. Previously, he was a visiting researcher at Cass Business School (City, University of London) and holds a PhD from the University of Geneva.
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"Paradox research in management science: Looking back to move forward." J Schad, MW Lewis, S Raisch, WK Smith. Academy of Management Annals 10 (1), 5-64.
"Diverging and converging: Integrative insights on a paradox meta-perspective." GT Fairhurst, WK Smith, SG Banghart, MW Lewis, LL Putnam, S Raisch, J Schad. Academy of Management Annals 10 (1), 173-182.
"Ad fontes – Philosophical foundations of paradox research." J Schad. The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox, 27-47.
"Seeing the forest and the trees: How a systems perspective informs paradox research." J Schad, P Bansal. Journal of Management Studies 55 (8), 1490-1506.
2Quo vadis, paradox? Centripetal and centrifugal forces in theory development." J Schad, MW Lewis, WK Smith. Strategic Organization 17 (1), 107-119.