From managers’ practical problems to complex understandings. Three approaches for understanding the development of management problems.

Thomas Duus Henriksen, Signe Vikkelsø, Rikke Kristine Nielsen, Frans Bevort

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This paper analyses how managers’ pragmatic understandings of practical problems can be developed into more complex understandings. On basis of experiences from an action-learning program on leadership development, this paper analyses the development of practical understandings on basis of three theoretical frames; paradox theory, critical realism and deconstructionism. Each approach provide its understanding of how a particular understanding of a management problem is developed, thereby contributing to a better understanding of the development of complex management understandings.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
Number of pages8
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

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