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Narrating the Organization: Dramas of Institutional Identity - New Practices of Inquiry S. (Hardback)
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Narrating the Organization: Dramas of Institutional Identity - New Practices of Inquiry S. (Hardback)

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Hardback 242 Pages / Published: 11/03/1997
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Investigating the intricacy of the organization, this work argues that it is necessary to gather local information about organizational life and subject it to abstract and metaphorical interpretation. Using a narrative approach, the author employs literary devices to uncover the workings of organizations. She applys 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 study discloses the paradoxical nature of organizational life: we follow routine in order to change, and decentralize in order to control.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226132280
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 239 x 164 x 22 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.

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