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    Towards a social practice theory of paradox

    Le, J.K. and Bednarek, Rebecca (2016) Towards a social practice theory of paradox. Academy of Management Proceedings , ISSN 0065-0668.

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the shared ontological basis of the paradox and practices perspectives. Advancing the emerging ‘practice turn’ in paradox, we outline the practice-theoretical approach to studying paradox, articulating four main principles that define its research agenda. We describe each theoretical principle, explain its implications for the way we understand and study paradox, and illustrate it with an example of existing work. Next, we use these principles to reflect on the potential of a practice-based view of paradox, highlighting avenues for future research. Herein we review, integrate and develop a foundation for practice-based studies of paradox.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Meeting abstracts supplement
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Paradox, Social Practice, Theory
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Rebecca Bednarek
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 14:19
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 19:07
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16175

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