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Narrative Methods for Organizational & Communication Research
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Narrative Methods for Organizational & Communication Research

First Edition

May 2001 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An essential guide for academics and researchers needing to look at alternative discourse analysis strategies. As a research tool, narrative methods have become increasingly useful in organization studies, where much research involves the interpretation of "stories" in some form. This methodology can be applied where qualitative story analyses can help to assess interview, newspaper or web document stories for research projects. In this book, Boje sets out eight analysis options that can deal with storytelling, recognizing that stories in organizations can be self-destructing, flowing, networking and not at all static. In so doing, he shows ways in which narrative methods can be supplemented by "anti-narrative" methods, where fragmented and collective storytelling can be interpreted. A valuable resource that will be widely used in organizational or communications research, for graduate level qualitative methods seminars and by researchers wanting to do story analysis.

 
Introduction
 
Deconstruction Analysis
 
Grand Narrative Analysis
 
Microstoria Analysis
 
Story Network Analysis
 
Intertextuality Analysis
 
Causality Analysis
 
Plot Analysis
 
Theme Analysis

"An impressive achievement. Dave Boje's book deals with the complex issue of organisational narrative in a lively yet authoritative way. A major contribution to advancing organizational theory as a multi-voiced methodology." - John Hassard

Manchester School of Management, UMIST

`This is an important book. It is a major methodological contribution to critical, postmodern studies of organizations and management. It is essential reading for critical management scholars'- Robert P Gephar Jr, University of Alberta School of Business


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