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Exploring Paradox: Toward a More Comprehensive Guide

Marianne W. Lewis
The Academy of Management Review
Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct., 2000), pp. 760-776
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/259204
Page Count: 17
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Abstract

"Paradox" appears increasingly in organization studies, often to describe conflicting demands, opposing perspectives, or seemingly illogical findings. This article helps researchers move beyond labeling-to explore paradoxes and contribute insights more in tune with organizational complexity and ambiguity. I first develop a framework that clarifies the nature of paradoxical tensions, reinforcing cycles, and their management. Using this framework, I then review studies in which paradoxes spurred by change and plurality are investigated. I conclude by outlining strategies for identifying and representing paradox, addressing implications for research.

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