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Organizational Paradoxes

Organizational Paradoxes
Theory and Practice

May 2024 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This captivating book delves into the complex realm of management and organizational dynamics, focusing on the significance of paradoxes.

From the intricate interplay between social obligations and business missions to the tension between stability and change, this textbook unveils the essence of these enduring contradictions. As organizations evolve, paradoxes become defining features, and illustrative cases of this are included throughout the textbook.

Organizational Paradoxes equips students of organization management, organization change and strategy with an understanding of paradoxes, their philosophical underpinnings and their management in practice.

Medhanie Gaim (PhD) is Associate Professor of Management at Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, Sweden.

Stewart Clegg is Professor at the University of Sydney in the School of Project Management and the John Grill Institute for Project Leadership and a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of the University of Technology Sydney. 

Miguel Pina e Cunha is the Fundação Amélia de Mello chair professor at Nova School of Business and Economics, Nova University Lisbon, Portugal.

Introduction to organizational paradox
What is (not) a paradox?
Types of paradoxes
Philosophical roots and basic assumptions of paradoxes
Responding to organizational paradoxes
Boundary conditions: what does it take to deal with paradoxes?
Here comes trouble: The dark side of paradoxes
Possibilities and challenges

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