Today’s organizations face the necessity of dealing with a growing number of various tension and risk factors-generators. ?As stressed many researchers, management studies referring to paradox theory offer new and important sights on an array of organizational tensions and management issues. The authors took into account the wide range of international scientific literature in which paradoxes in various areas of the economy are widely studied. The aim of this paper is to indication and theoretically refer to the problems of paradoxes in selected areas of management. The paper indicated the contradictions emerging in the areas such as: risk management, innovation, demography and real estate market.