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    Paradox in everyday practice: applying practice-theoretical principles to paradox

    Lê, J. and Bednarek, Rebecca (2017) Paradox in everyday practice: applying practice-theoretical principles to paradox. In: Smith, W.K. and Lewis, M.W. and Jarzabkowski, P. and Langley, A. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198754428.

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    This chapter explores the shared ontological basis of the paradox and practices perspectives to advance the emerging “practice turn” in paradox. The authors outline the practice-theoretical approach to studying paradox by articulating four main principles that define its research agenda. These principles are social construction, everyday activity, consequentiality, and relationality. They describe each theoretical principle, explain its implications for the way paradox is understood and studied, and illustrate it with an example of existing work. Finally, they use these principles to reflect on the potential of a practice-based view of paradox, highlighting avenues for future research. Herein the authors review, integrate, and develop a foundation for practice-based studies of paradox.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): practice theory, social construction, activity, consequentiality, relationality
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 09:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:07


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