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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2016 
Volume 14 
Issue 4

Learning Organizing Through Paradoxes: A tribute to Andrzej Zawiślak

Aleksander Chrostowski
University of Warsaw

Przemysław Hensel
University of Warsaw

Monika Kostera
Durham University, UK The Jagiellonian University, Poland Linnaeus University, Sweden

2016 14 (4) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

This paper is intended as a tribute to Andrzej Zawiślak, one of the precursors of systems approach to organization theory in Poland. More specifically, we highlight four recurring themes in his work: bridging academic-practitioner gap by studying systemic paradoxes, theorizing about organizations as complex human systems, reflection on the role of university in its social context, and scepticism towards rationality of social science. We believe that Zawiślak’s unique voice deserves to be heard and may serve as a fruitful starting point for theorizing about organizations.

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Learning Organizing Through Paradoxes: A tribute to Andrzej Zawiślak. (2016). Learning Organizing Through Paradoxes: A tribute to Andrzej Zawiślak. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 14(4), 140-147. (Original work published 2016)

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“Learning Organizing Through Paradoxes: A Tribute To Andrzej Zawiślak”. 2016. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 14, no. 4, 2016, pp. 140-147.

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“Learning Organizing Through Paradoxes: A Tribute To Andrzej Zawiślak”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 14, no. 4 (2016): 140-147.