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Storytelling Organizations



October 2008 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The idea of organizations using `storytelling' to make sense of themselves and their environment has generated a lot of excitement.

Written by the leading scholar in this field, Storytelling Organization explores how narrative and storytelling is an important part of an organization's strategy, development and learning processes. With excellent examples from Nike, McDonald's and Disney, readers are shown how the theory that underpins organizational storytelling connects with storytelling in everyday organizational life.

David Boje's theories and ideas in relation to the study of storytelling in organizations are highly influential and this book will be a `must have' for any student or scholar interested in the area.


 
Story Escaping Narrative Prison
 
PART I: SYSTEMICITY
 
Systemicity Complexity Levels
 
Dialogisms
 
Collective Memory
 
PART II: STRATEGIES
 
Polyphonic Strategy
 
Stylistic Strategy
 
Chronotopic Strategy
 
Architectonic Strategy
 
Polypi Strategy
 
PART III: RESTORYING
 
Developing
 
Transorganization Development
 
PART IV: STORY METHOD
 
Living Story Method
 
Socratic Symposium

'Boje's work is a theoretical interpretation of how a writer would have to rethink a million times before he organises his script or story by weaving in all the characters, By doing this, the theories showcased in the book become essential reading for professionals in the film, journalism and advertising industry....Boje does well by reminding us of the basics. And it is here that he allows us to find who we really are as writers, and as organisations'
Vishal Krishna
Business World

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