Marianne Lewis

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Marianne W. Lewis, PhD

Dean and Professor of Management

4130 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7001

Marianne W. Lewis, PhD, is the tenth dean and professor of management at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business University of Cincinnati. Previously, she has served as dean of the Cass Business School, City, University of London and as a UK Fulbright. Lewis has earned numerous teaching and research awards throughout her academic career. An international expert on organizational paradoxes, her research explores tensions and competing demands surrounding leadership and innovation. She applies her renowned paradox lens across such diverse contexts as strategy, product development, organizational change, governance and technology implementation. Her paper, “Exploring paradox: Toward a more comprehensive guide,” received the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award in 2000 and is among the most cited in the field. Her work appears in such top journals as the Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Operations Management, and Human Relations. Lewis earned her MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and PhD from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.

Teaching Interests
Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Change, Research Methods, Technology and Innovation Management

Research Interests
Paradoxical Leadership, Organizational Tensions, Paradox and Change, Innovation

History
Dean and Professor of Management
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati

Consultant Evaluator
The Higher Learning Commission

Dean and Professor of Management
Cass Business School
City, University of London
2015-2019

UK Fulbright Scholar
Cardiff University
2014-2015

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
2009-2014

Director, Kolodzik Business Scholars
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
2007-2014

Associate Dean, Innovation and Program Development
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
2002-2006

Visiting Fellow
Keele University
2000

Assistant/Associate Professor of Management
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
1997-2014

Visiting Professor
University of Cincinnati
1996-1997

Adjunct Instructor
University of Kentucky
1994-1995

Adjunct Instructor
Indiana University
1991

Awards | Honors
Organization: Omicron Delta Pi
Name: Omicron Delta Pi Awarded Membership
Year Received: 2009

Organization: College of Business
Name: Harold J. Grilliot Award for Service to Students
Year Received: 2008

Organization: University of Cincinnati - College of Business
Name: CoB Research Fellow
Year Received: 2000

Organization: Academy of Management
Name: Academy of Management Journal Article of the Year
Year Received: 2000

Organization: University of Cincinnati - College of Business
Name: The Michael L. Dean EXCEL Award for Undergraduate Teaching
Year Received: 2000

Education
Institution: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, KY
Major: Management
Completed: 1997
Degree: PhD

Institution: Indiana University
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Major: Management
Completed: 1991
Degree: MBA

Institution: Tusculum College
Location: Greeneville, TN
Major: Business Administration
Completed: 1989
Degree: BA

Published Contributions
Wendy K. Smith, M. Erez, S. L. Javenpaa, Marianne Lewis, Paul Tracey, (2017). Adding complexity to theories of paradox, tensions and dualities of innovation and change: Introduction to Organization Studies special issue. Organization Studies.

Ella Miron-Spektor, Amy Ingram, Joshua Keller, Wendy K. Smith, Marianne Lewis, (2017). Microfoundations of organizational paradox: The problem is how we think about the problem. Academy of Management Journal.

Costas Andriopoulos, Manto Gotsi, Marianne Lewis, Amy Ingram, (2017). Turning the Sword: How NPD Teams Cope with Front-end Tensions. Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Wendy K. Smith, Marianne Lewis, Michael L. Tushman, (2016). Both/and leadership. Harvard Business Review.

Gail T. Fairhurst, Wendy K. Smith, S. G. Banghart, Marianne Lewis, Linda L. Putnam, Sebastian Raisch, Johnathan Schad, (2016). Diverging and Converging: Integrative Insights on a Paradox Meta-perspective. The Academy of Management Annals, 10.

Joshua Keller, Marianne Lewis, (2016). Moving towards a geocentric, polycultural theory of organizational paradox. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management.

Johnathan Schad, Marianne Lewis, Sebastian Raisch, Wendy K. Smith, (2016). Paradox research in Management Science: Looking back to move forward.  The Academy of Management Annals, 60.

Amy Ingram, Marianne Lewis, Sid Barton, (2014). Paradoxes and Innovation in Family Firms: The Role of Paradoxical Thinking. Entreneurship Theory and Practice.

Joshua Knapp, Tom Dalziel, Marianne Lewis, (2011). Governing Top Managers: Board Control, Social Categorization, and Their Unintended Influences on Discretionary Behaviors. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 295-310.

Wendy Smith, Marianne Lewis, (2011). Toward a theory of paradox: A dynamic equilibrium model of organizing. Academy of Management Review, 381-403.

Manto Gotsi, Constantine Andriopoulos, Marianne Lewis, Amy Ingram, (2010). Managing creatives: Paradoxical approaches to identity regulation. Human Relations, 781-805. 

Constantine Andriopoulos, Marianne Lewis, (2009). Managing innovation paradoxes: Ambidexterity lessons from leading product design firms. Long Range Planning, 104-122.

Marianne Lewis, Constantine Andriopoulos, (2009). Exploitation‑exploration tensions and organizational ambidexterity: Managing paradoxes of innovation. Organization Science, 696-717.

Lotte L. Luscher, Marianne Lewis, (2008).  Organizational change and managerial sensemaking: Working through paradox. Academy of Management Journal, 221-240.

Amy Ingram, Marianne Lewis, Constantine Andriopoulos, (2008). INNOVATION TENSIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL AMBIDEXTERITY. Academy of Mangement.

Shalini Gupta, Marianne Lewis, Kenneth Boyer, (2007). Innovation‑supportive culture: The case of advanced manufacturing technology. Journal of Operations Management, 871-884.

Amy Ingram, Marianne Lewis, L. Luscher, (2006). The Social Construction of Organizational Change Paradoxes. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 491-502.

Chamu Sundaramurthy, Marianne Lewis, (2003). Paradoxes of governance: Managing control and collaboration. Academy of Management Review, 397-415.

Kenneth Boyer, Marianne Lewis, (2002). Competitive priorities: Investigating the need for trade-offs in operations strategy. Production and Operations Management, 9-20.

Marianne Lewis, Boyer, (2002). Factors impacting AMT implementation: An integrative and focused study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 111-130.

Marianne Lewis, Mihilea Kelemen, (2002). Multiparadigm inquiry:  Exploring organizational pluralism and paradox. Human Relations, 251-275.

Marianne Lewis, Ann Welsh, GE Dehler, SG Green, (2002). Product development tensions: Exploring contrasting styles of project management. Academy of Management Journal, 546-564.

GE Dehler, Ann Welsh, Marianne Lewis, (2001). Critical pedagogy in the ‘new paradigm’: Raising complicated understanding in management learning. Management Learning, 493-511.

Marianne Lewis, (2000). Exploring paradox:  Toward a more comprehensive guide. Academy of Management Review, 760-776.

Marianne Lewis, Gordon E. Dehler, (2000). Learning through paradox:  A pedagogical strategy for exploring contradictions and complexity. Journal of Management Education, 708-725.

Marianne Lewis, Andrew J. Grimes, (1999). Metatriangulation: Building theory from multiple paradigms. Academy of Management Review, 672-690.

Marianne Lewis, (1998). Iterative triangulation: A theory development process using existing case studies. Journal of Operations Management, 455-469.

Marianne Lewis, Andrew J. Grimes, (1998). Multiparadigm research:  A research strategy bridging modern and postmodern perspectives. Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives, 268-72.

Marianne Lewis, (1997). Managing the paradoxes of multiparadigm research: A self-reflection. Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives, 669-673.

Accepted Contributions
Wendy W. Smith, Marianne Lewis. Leadership skills for managing paradoxes. Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

Marianne Lewis, Constantine Andriopoulos, Wendy W. Smith. Paradoxical leadership to enable strategic agility. California Management Review.

Research in Progress
Title: Paradox - Metatheory or Metalens
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Paradoxical thinking and decision making
Description: Theoretical paper
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Presentations
Title: Managing organizational tensions: Toward a paradox perspective
Location: Chicago, IL

Title: Creativity as paradox: Novelty‑usefulness tensions during idea evaluation
Location: Montreal, Canada

Title: Sub‑theme Co‑chair: Exploring the paradoxes of organizations and organizing
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Title: Sub‑theme Co‑chair: Exploring the paradoxes of organizations and organizing
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Title: Organizational ambidexterity and the role of shared relational schemata
Location: Miami, FL

Title: Challenging Students' Boundaries: Developing Cultural Competency as Part of an Integrated FYE
Location: University of Cincinnati
Year: 2009

Title: Creativity and innovation: The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Anaheim
Year: 2008

Title: Innovation tensions and organizational ambidexterity: Toward a collective paradox frame.
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Anaheim
Year: 2008

Title: Multi‑Level Creative Tensions: Managing Paradoxes of Organizational Creativity
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Year: 2007

Title: Launching FYE in Tough Budgetary Times
Location: University of Cincinnati
Year: 2006

Title: Leadership and Organizational Learning
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2006

Title: Implementing advanced manufacturing technology for high performance
Location: Toronto, Canada
Year: 2000

Title: Project management styles: Managing the tensions of product development
Organization: National Academy of Management
Location: Toronto, Canada
Year: 2000

Title: Using experiential exercises to foster active learning in the classroom
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Year: 2000

Title: Enhancing Courses through Experiential Methods
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Dallas, TX
Year: 2000

Title: Technology implementation practices in a focused sample
Location: New Orleans, LA
Year: 1999

Title: Critical pedagogy in the 'new paradigm': Raising complicated understanding in management learning
Organization: University of Manchester
Location: Manchester, UK
Year: 1999

Title: Advanced manufacturing technology:  A multiparadigm deconstruction and reconstruction of the literature
Location: San Diego, CA
Year: 1998

Title: Metatriangulation: A multiparadigm approach to theory building
Location: San Diego, CA
Year: 1998

Title: Multiparadigm research:  A research strategy bridging modern and postmodern perspectives
Organization: International Academy of Business Disciplines
Location: San Francisco, CA
Year: 1998

Title: Teaching through paradoxes:  Fostering creative tension, intentional learning, and paradoxical thinking
Location: La Verne, CA
Year: 1998

Title: Managing the paradoxes of multiparadigm research: A self-reflection
Location: Orlando, Florida
Year: 1997

Title: Iterative triangulation: A theory development approach using existing case studies
Location: Cincinnati, Oh
Year: 1996