Paradox theory has developed in management studies over the last 25 years as an analytical lens with which to understand tensions and conflicting objectives persisting in organizations’ life over time. However, historical organization studies have yet to join the conversation. The theoretical definition of paradoxes as interdependent contradictions enduring for an extended period is grist for the mill of historical organization studies’ scholarship. The study of paradoxes in business history is a promising research avenue. A special issue on history and paradoxes would be the first opportunity to start a dialogue between paradox theory and historical research on organizations.
This special Paradox & Plurality Meeting aims to gather an initial set of papers to a special issue on Business History
The participation in this meeting does not guarantee the acceptance of your paper for the special issue.
Find the detailed call for papers here.
Stewart Clegg (University of Stavanger Business School) email@example.com
Miguel Pina e Cunha (Nova School of Business and Economics) firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Harvey (Newcastle University Business School) Charles.Harvey@ncl.ac.uk
Mairi Maclean (School of Management, University of Bath) email@example.com
Álvaro Ferreira da Silva (Nova School of Business and Economics) firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Speakers Presentations:
Jonathan Schad and Miguel Pina e Cunha. "Theory of Paradox"