Introduction: The Quest for Value

  • Jan Heiberg Johansen


More and more researchers and managers take an interest in organizational paradoxes, where we need to handle elements that are at once interdependent and contradictory.

Researchers claim that there is a close relationship between our responses to the paradoxes and the value we create for ourselves and others. This book is a quest for this value. It is based on the international research on organizational paradoxes, which is expanding in current years and now counts around 700 sources. The introduction frames the issue of organizational paradoxes.


Value creation Paradox management as a buzzword Overview of the paradox literature Vaccinating against over-simplyfying organizational theory 


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