The birth and death of sensegiving spirals: Searching for meaning during Hong Kong's SARS outbreak

Amy Y. Ou, Kevin Corley

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Abstract

This is an exploratory study on sensegiving spirals using a case study of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong in 2003. While knowledge on sensegiving cumulates, little is known about the interactive and continuous nature of sensegiving. To gain insight into this, we studied sensegiving spirals, or deviation-amplifying loops in which the cyclic relationship among two or more parties' sensegiving efforts builds upon itself. Our study provided a rich account regarding how sensegiving spirals manifest, including external contextual factors and internal leader and stakeholder factors that contribute to its birth, life and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting: The Questions We Ask, AOM 2008
StatePublished - 2008
Event68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2008Aug 13 2008

Other

Other68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period8/8/088/13/08

Keywords

  • Process research
  • Sensegiving
  • Spiral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Ou, A. Y., & Corley, K. (2008). The birth and death of sensegiving spirals: Searching for meaning during Hong Kong's SARS outbreak. In Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting: The Questions We Ask, AOM 2008