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by Barbara Czarniawska

ePub Narrating the Organization: Dramas of Institutional Identity (New Practices of Inquiry) download
Author:
Barbara Czarniawska
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978-0226132280
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0226132285
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University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (April 15, 1997)
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Business & Finance
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Dramas of Institutional Identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Public management scholars regularly lament the decline of institutional memory over the past thirty years.

Using a narrative approach unique to organizational studies, Czarniawska employs literary devices to uncover the hidden workings of organizations. Dramas of Institutional Identity.

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Global ideas: how ideas, objects and practices travel in a global economy. Collapsing the division in organization studies. B Czarniawska-Joerges. Organization 2 (1), 11-33, 1995.

University of Chicago Press, 1997. Global ideas: how ideas, objects and practices travel in a global economy. B Czarniawska-Joerges, G Sevón. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2005.

Bibliographic information. She applies cultural metaphors to public administration in Sweden to demonstrate, for example, how the dynamics of a screenplay can illuminate the budget disputes of an organization. Bibliographic information.

Czarniawska-Joerges, B. (1998) Narrative approach in organization studies, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Czarniawska-Joerges, B. (1999) Writing management: organization theory as a literary genre, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. & Guillet de Monthoux, P. (1994) Good novels, better management: reading organizational realities, Chur: Harwood Academic Publishers.

The most common social phenomenon of Western societies is the organization, yet those involved in real-world managing are not always willing to reveal the intricacies of their everyday muddles. Using a narrative approach unique to organizational studies, Czarniawska employs literary devices to uncover the hidden workings of organizations.

New Practices of Inquiry. Narration or science? . Narration or science? Collapsing the division in organization studies. Organization, 1995, 2(1), 11–33. In Objectivity, relativism and truth: Philosophical papers (Vol. 1). New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 93–110. STARKEY, K. What can we learn from the learning organization? Human Relations, 1998, 51(4), 531–546. Human Relations 52, 539–544 (1999) doi:10. 1023/A:1016917810217.

The most common social phenomenon of Western societies is the organization, yet those involved in real-world managing are not always willing to reveal the intricacies of their everyday muddles. Barbara Czarniawska argues that in order to understand these uncharted territories, we need to gather local and concrete stories about organizational life and subject them to abstract and metaphorical interpretation. Using a narrative approach unique to organizational studies, Czarniawska employs literary devices to uncover the hidden workings of organizations. She applies cultural metaphors to public administration in Sweden to demonstrate, for example, how the dynamics of a screenplay can illuminate the budget disputes of an organization. She shows how the interpretive description of organizational worlds works as a distinct genre of social analysis, and her investigations ultimately disclose the paradoxical nature of organizational life: we follow routines in order to change, and decentralize in order to control. By confronting such paradoxes, we bring crisis to existing institutions and enable them to change.
  • Excelent book

  • The author provides both a good review of the theoretical basis for narrative analysis and interesting applications of the tool in the public administration environment. Readable, but the theory can get a bit thick at times.