Interacting Productively with Paradox Theory in Practice – Education, Interventions & Dissemination

Rikke Kristine Nielsen, Jean Bartunek (Member of study group), Wendy Smith (Member of study group), Angela Greco (Member of study group), Michael Pingel Hansen (Member of study group), Danielle Bjerre Lyndgaard (Member of study group), Nkechinyem Omeife (Member of study group), Camille Pradies (Member of study group), Josh Keller (Member of study group)

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Taking our point of departure in organizational paradox theory, this PDW explores pathways for productive interactions (Spaapen & Van Drooge, 2011) between complex theory and actionable practice. A group of experienced scholars, educators and practitioners discuss and share their experiences, tactics and tools for facilitating reflection and action through education, interventions and organizational development-initiatives informed by paradox theory. We pose the questions: How can we as scholars and practitioners realize the practical impact potential of paradox theory? And how can we as scholars and educators assist managers and other learners to pass the learning thresholds of paradox theory?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date31 Aug 2021
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2021
EventAcademy of Management Annual Meeting: Bringing the Manager Back in Management - Virtual conference, United States
Duration: 29 Jul 20214 Aug 2021


ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Meeting
LocationVirtual conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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