Management and Organization Paradoxes

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Paradox — the simultaneous existence of two inconsistent states — has become orthodox. The orthodox is now the paradox. The orthodox world of ordering, controlling and organizing is increasingly opposed to a normalizing world of disordering, disrupting and disorganizing. And organization studies cannot avoid changing its conceptions of reality as that reality changes. In the future, organization studies will be the study of paradox, how to understand it, how to use it.

In this book of original contributions addressed to management and organization paradoxes the authors address the new state of the field in terms of representations — representing paradoxes — and materialisations — materialising paradoxes. The themes — although varied, ranging from dialectics to internal tensions; from collaborations to ethics and value conflicts; from resistant labourers and wharfies to cartoon characters such as The Simpsons; from the irrationalities of finance to the psychoanalytic rationalities of auditing, and from issues of governance in Asian and international business to the composition of the new knowledge work force in the business professions — cohere around core aspects of paradoxicality.

Overall, the contributions to Management and Organization Paradoxes are diverse and challenging. Each contribution takes a different angle on the central theme. All of the chapters illuminate diverse aspects of contemporary paradoxes in management and organization theory. The book provides, in each of its chapters, a challenge to the still overwhelmingly rationalist views of theory and practice that dominate the field and provides new directions for understanding organizations and management.

The contributors are drawn from leading European, Australian and Latin American contributors.

[Advances in Organization Studies, 9]  2002.  vii, 330 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
General introduction
Stewart R. Clegg
1–8
Part I: Representing Paradoxes
9
Management, paradox, and permanent dialectics
João Vieira Da Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg and Miguel Pina E Cunha
11–40
The meanings of risk and interorganizational collaboration
Paul K. Couchman and Liz Fulop
41–64
Workers’ playtime?: Unravelling the paradox of covert resistance in organizations
Peter Fleming and André Spicer
65–85
Paradox in symbols and subjects: The politics of constructing “The Wharfie”
André Spicer, John W. Selsky and Julian Teicher
87–118
Politics and popular culture: Organizational carnival in the Springfield nuclear power plant
Carl Rhodes
119–137
From value conflicts to multiple mandates: On organising ethical knowledge and its paradoxes
Fernando Leal and Patricia Shipley
139–161
Part II: Materialising Paradoxes
163
Organizational paradoxes and business ethics: In search of new modes of existence
Eduardo Ibarra-Colado
165–184
Beyond the ‘war for talent’ hype: Occupational and organizational change in the business professions
Timothy Morris and Ashly Pinnington
185–198
Expectations, emotions and money: Finance organizations and futures
Jocelyn Pixley
199–225
Psychoanalysis and auditing
David Crowther
227–246
A paradox of governance: Convergent policy and divergent practice in corporate governance in Asia
Thomas Clarke
247–273
Multinationals, corporate governance and financial internationalisation
Glenn Morgan
275–293
Managing the interconnected organization: An internal tension perspective
Antoine J.G. Hermens
295–310
About the contributors
311–313
Index
315–330
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Subjects
BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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