Special Paradox & Plurality Meeting (Nov 24, 2021)

Updated: 5 days ago

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.


Paradox and history
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Guest Editors:


Stewart Clegg (University of Stavanger Business School) s.clegg@uts.edu.au

Miguel Pina e Cunha (Nova School of Business and Economics) miguel.cunha@novasbe.pt

Charles Harvey (Newcastle University Business School) Charles.Harvey@ncl.ac.uk

Mairi Maclean (School of Management, University of Bath) kmm57@bath.ac.uk

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva (Nova School of Business and Economics) alvaro.silva@novasbe.pt


Details of the session:


Interested participants must submit an abstract up to 500 words (Times New Roman; Size 12; Double spacing)


Important deadlines:


Abstract Submission: September 24th

Decision: October 24th

The meeting: November 24th


Click here to start your submission