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TitleParadox Management [electronic resource] : Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations / by Jan Heiberg Johansen
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019
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Descript XV, 193 p. 20 illus. online resource


Paradoxes emerge everywhere in organizational theory and management practice. This book is a theoretically grounded presentation of the strategic and historical context of organizational paradoxes, exploring the paradoxes in organizational management and the available tactics to manage them. Based on 700 academic sources in the paradox literature, it presents paradox management as a nuanced and coherent perspective. In presenting and integrating the vast literature on the subject, it contributes new knowledge on how and why the paradox concept was introduced into management theory, how and why conflicting ideals of management can produce organizational contradictions, and how paradoxes can be managed


Introduction: The quest for value -- The strategic context: The mother of paradox -- The historical context: Contradictory ideals of management -- The foundation: A new perspective on management in complexity -- The paradox types: Tensions in organizing, performance, belonging and learning -- Paradox tactics: Avoid, activate, transcend -- Value creation: Paradoxes as a holistic perspective on management

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