Value Creation: Paradoxes as a Holistic Perspective on Management

  • Jan Heiberg Johansen


Organizational actors cannot escape acting if they encounter paradoxes in the organization. Management practices shape the organization’s tactical logics, and they are defining the organization’s ability to create value in paradoxical contexts.

This chapter summarizes the book’s main points and looks into if and how paradox management is relevant in the organization. At first, the building blocks of paradox management are crystallized. Secondly, they will be used to identify a holistic approach to management.


Value creation in complex organizations Identification and confrontation of paradoxes The building blocks of paradox theory Value creation through tensions 


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  • Jan Heiberg Johansen
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarCopenhagenDenmark

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