Interdisciplinary dialogues on organizational paradox: investigating social structure and human expression

Rebecca Bednarek (Editor/Coordinator), Miguel Pina e Cunha (Editor/Coordinator), Jonathan Schad (Editor/Coordinator), Wendy K. Smith (Editor/Coordinator)

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Interdisciplinary Dialogues on Organizational Paradox is a two-part volume exploring how paradox theory benefits from interdisciplinary theorizing and how we might go about undertaking such research.
The chapters draw from four disciplinary realms: beliefs, physicality, expression, and social structure. Unique commentaries from thought leaders expand and assess the focal pieces of each volume.
Part B: Investigating Social Structures and Human Expression continues the exploration of the why, how and where of interdisciplinary research within paradox theory by looking specifically at the realms of social structure - from logic and Luhmann, to historical analysis - and expression - from linguistics, to the maths and poetry of Spencer-Brown, to jazz. The chapters are complemented with reflective commentaries from Charles Hampden-Turner and Ann Langley. The collection ends with an examination of where the interdisciplinary foundations for organizational paradox theory arose via conversations with seminal paradox scholars.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBingley
Number of pages268
ISBN (Print)9781801171878
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations

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