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Dualities, dialectics, and paradoxes in organizational life

Moshe Farjoun (Editor), Wendy Smith (Editor), Ann Langley (Editor), Haridimos Tsoukas (Editor)
Contradictions permeate and propel organizational life- including tensions between reaching globally while focusing locally, and competing whilst also cooperating. This book explores the nature of these contradictions and their role in informing ongoing organizational change.
Print Book, English, 2018
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018
226 p.
9780198827436, 0198827431
1: Moshe Farjoun, Wendy Smith, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas: Introduction: Dualities, dialectics, and paradoxes in organizational life2: Miguel Pina Cunha and Stewart Clegg: Persistence in Paradox3: Esther R. Maier: Creating production values in a dramatic television series: Bridging creative and financial imperatives through the dialectics of calculative practice4: Frédéric Gilbert, Valérie Michaud, Kathleen Bentein, Carl-Ardy Dubois, and Jean-Luc Bédard: Unpacking the dynamics of paradoxes across levels: Cascading tensions and struggling professionals5: Reflexivity in Buddhist Epistemology: Implications for Cooperative Cognition , John Dunne6: Marianne W. Lewis: Vicious and virtuous cycles: Exploring LEGO from a paradox perspective7: Jenni Myllykoski and Anniina Rantakari: Eternal today: The temporality paradox in strategy-making8: Charles W. Nuckolls: Paradox and dialectic in cultural knowledge systems: From cosmological science to South Indian kinship9: Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Jane K. Lê: Studying paradox as process and practice: Identifying and following moments of salience and latency10: Nicolás J. B. Wiedemann, Leona Wiegmann, and Juergen Weber: Artifacts and the dynamics of truces in organizational routines