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Paradox Management

Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations

Authors: Johansen, Jan Heiberg

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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.

About the authors

Jan Heiberg Johansen, MBA, MA, is the Director of Consulting at the City of Copenhagen’s internal consultancy.

Reviews

“Johansen's book deftly addresses the oft neglected yet very real management dilemmas facing organizations in real-time, complex competitive contexts. Both management scholars and practitioners will benefit from the insightful thinking put forward in this well-written book.” (George Tovstiga, EDHEC Business School, France)

“This book provides a timely approach to today’s intensifying challenges – the intricate tensions that pervade our organizations and our lives. Counter to management views that can over-rationalise and over-simplify, Jan Heiberg Johansen offers a much needed deep dive into the complexity. His insights link the why (context factors accentuating competing demands), the what (resulting organizational paradoxes that can paralyze as well as inspire) and the how (tactics that help managers create value amidst the complexity).” (Marianne W. Lewis, Cass Business School, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Quest for Value

    Pages 1-18

    Heiberg Johansen, Jan

  • The Strategic Context: The Mother of Paradox

    Pages 21-42

    Heiberg Johansen, Jan

  • The Historical Context: Contradictory Ideals of Management

    Pages 43-63

    Heiberg Johansen, Jan

  • The Foundation: A New Perspective on Management in Complexity

    Pages 67-91

    Heiberg Johansen, Jan

  • The Paradox Types: Tensions in Organizing, Performance, Belonging, and Learning

    Pages 93-127

    Heiberg Johansen, Jan

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94815-7
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06919-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paradox Management
Book Subtitle
Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94815-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94815-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94814-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06919-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 193
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
Topics