Paradox Management

Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations

  • Jan┬áHeiberg Johansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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    Pages 1-18
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
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      Pages 21-42
  4. Part II

  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-193

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jan┬áHeiberg Johansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent ScholarCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94814-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94815-7
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