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Myths, stories, and organizations : premodern narratives for our times

Author: Yiannis Gabriel
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each chapter of this text takes as its starting point a myth, a legend, a story or a fable and explores its contemporary relevance for a world of globalization, organizations and consumerism.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yiannis Gabriel
ISBN: 0199264473 9780199264476 0199264481 9780199264483
OCLC Number: 53392947
Description: xvii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The narrative veil : truth and untruths in storytelling / Yiannis Gabriel --
Knowing as desire : Dante's Ulysses at the end of the known world / Silvia Gherardi --
The blind people and the elephant / Peter Case --
Paradise in heaven and on earth : western ideas of perfect (non)-organization / Dimitris J. Kyrtatas --
Overcoming the hydra : leaderless groups and terrorism / Keith Grint --
Divided neither in life, nor in death : friendship and leadership in the story of David and Jonathan / Robert French and Patrick Moore --
The legend of Cú Chulainn : exploring organization theory's heroic odyssey / Donncha Kavanaugh and Majella O'Leary --
The flying Dutchman and the discontents of modernity / Peter Pelzer --
Arachne and Minerva : women, power, and realization / Yvonne Guerrier --
Prometheus unleashed : the quest for knowledge and the promise of salvation through technique / Ulrich Gehmann --
Phaethon : seizing the reins of power / Diana Winstanley --
Demeter and the curse of consumption / Heather Höpfl --
The velveteen rabbit and passionate feelings for organizations / David Sims --
Shy William and the Gaberlunzie girl / Tony Watson.
Responsibility: edited by Yiannis Gabriel.
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