Title: Management of dualities as a critical dimension of a knowledge-era organisation

Authors: Roberto Biloslavo

Addresses: Faculty of Management Koper, University of Primorska, 6000 Koper, Slovenia

Abstract: This paper seeks to describe a knowledge-era organisation as a solution for dualities that we can find at the normative and strategic levels of modern organisations. Based on the triple timeframe policy model, six main organisation dualities are delineated and possible approaches to their management are described. After a thorough analysis of different dualities and proposed approaches for their management, it seems that establishing trust among various stakeholders is the only viable starting-point for the development of a true knowledge-era organisation.

Keywords: knowledge-era organisations; organisational policy models; paradoxes; organisational dualities; duality management; trust.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2008.019403

International Journal of Technology Management, 2008 Vol.43 No.1/2/3, pp.4 - 17

Published online: 11 Jul 2008 *

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