Authors: Miguel Pina e Cunha; Rebecca Bednarek
Addresses: Nova School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal ' Victoria Business School, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
Abstract: This paper explores paradox, a way of seeing organisations that emphasises interdependence, opposition and persistence, as both a source of novelty and absurdity. Paradoxes are processes with a dual potential for organisational harm or good, depending on the way they are framed and tackled. We explore this dual side of paradox and discuss some of its implications for the management of organisations.
Keywords: paradoxes; organisations; novelty; absurdity.
International Journal of Business Environment, 2020 Vol.11 No.1, pp.69 - 79
Received: 05 Jun 2019
Accepted: 15 Jul 2019
Published online: 26 Feb 2020 *