Solving Paradox by Reducing Expectation

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Original paper: Marco Berti and Ace Simpson, The Dark Side of Organizational Paradoxes: The Dynamics of Disempowerment, https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2017.0208
This paper critiques Berti and Simpson's argument that since pragmatic paradoxes are created by power differentials the solution to such paradoxes has to be to redress these power asymmetries. We discuss why their prescription is often impractical and argue that, even in the face of paradoxes created by huge power asymmetries, there is always a solution to paradox to be found in reducing one's expectations. We use the example of how Google dealt with Chinese government's demand for Internet censorship to illustrate our argument.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAcademy of Management Review
Vol/bind46
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)406–408
Antal sider3
ISSN0363-7425
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2021

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Published online: May 7, 2020

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