This paper introduces the topic of dealing with dualities, which is the theme of this special issue. We first give a short review of the notion of paradox and duality in management research. After this, we discuss the relevance of dualities for the IMP approach of analyzing industrial networks. Then, we briefly introduce the papers of and their relationship with the theme of this special issue. We conclude with some suggestions for future research.

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Dittrich, K, Jaspers, F.P.H, van der Valk, W, & Wynstra, J.Y.F. (2006). Dealing with dualities. Industrial Marketing Management, 35(7), 792–796. doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2006.07.001