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October 26, 2021

"Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory" - Book Launch!

Elgar Introductions to Management and Organization Theory are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to main theories in management, organizational behaviour and organization studies, expertly written by some of the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the key theories in the field.

The aims of the series are two-fold: to pinpoint essential history, and aspects of a particular theory or set of theories, and to offer insights that stimulate critical thinking. The volumes serve as accessible introductions for undergraduate and graduate students coming to the subject for the first time. Importantly, they also develop well-informed, nuanced critiques of the field that will challenge and extend the understanding of advanced students, scholars and policy-makers.

Miguel Pina e Cunha

Miguel Pina e Cunha

Fundação Amélia de Mello Chair in Leadership at Nova SBE | Academic Director of the Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center & Executive and Business Transformation

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Purpose takeover: João Brites

Sustainability professional, economist, investor and entrepreneur with 10+ years' experience in enabling sustainable development through the power of data, technology and collaboration. Recognized by the World Economic Forum, Virgin Group, Red Cross, Ashoka, and the British Council as a leading young global changemaker.

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ZONA DE IMPACTO (4): Let's discuss students' evaluation?

In the last two years, because of the covid-19 pandemic, national exams did not count towards the conclusion of secondary subjects but only towards access to higher education. Does it make sense for this to become the rule from now on? The topic is analyzed and discussed in this episode of Zona de Impacto by researchers and students from Nova SBE Catarina Ângelo and Pedro Freitas, and Professor Ana Balcão Reis.

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Strategic agility through improvisational capabilities: implications for a paradox-sensitive HRM

Organizations, especially, multinationals, inevitably confront contradictory challenges. One crucial challenge is the value of strategic consistency versus the value of rapid change related to unexpected problems, opportunities and fast moving trends. This article advances a vision in which firms nourish improvisational capabilities in order to enhance strategic agility.

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