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Our Collective Tensions: Paradox Research Community’s Response to COVID-19

Keller, J., Carmine, S., Jarzabkowski, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-8674-6628 , Lewis, M. W., Pradies, C., Sharma, G., Smith, W. K. & Vince, R. (2021). Our Collective Tensions: Paradox Research Community’s Response to COVID-19. Journal of Management Inquiry, 30(2), pp. 168-176. doi: 10.1177/1056492620986859


In this commentary on three articles from dozens of paradox theory scholars on paradox approaches to examining the COVID-19 pandemic and how the COVID-19 pandemic informs paradox theory, the authors involved in coordinating the collection of three papers discuss the process of bringing together scholars from around the world to discuss the pandemic. Four other preeminent paradox theorists offer additional commentaries on the papers in this Collection.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Journal of Management Inquiry,
Publisher Keywords: paradox, tensions, ambidexterity, strategy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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