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Organizational Paradoxes (International Behavioural and Social Sciences, Classics from the Tavistock Press)

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ISBN 100415264669
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  This text on management and organization paradoxes includes contemporary work in comparative management and intercultural comparison and studies of organizational culture, communication and aesthetics. Purely theoretical as well Pages: Common themes in paradoxes include self-reference, infinite regress, circular definitions, and confusion or equivocation between different levels of abstraction.. Patrick Hughes outlines three laws of the paradox. Self-reference An example is "This statement is false", a form of the liar statement is referring to itself.


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Explains how managers can come to see new possibilities for structuring organizations, designing jobs, and solving daily problems by learning to embrace and transcend paradoxes.