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Storytelling organizations

Author: David M Boje
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book 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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Boje
ISBN: 1412929768 9781412929769 1412929776 9781412929776
OCLC Number: 86168010
Description: 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I The Complexity of Storytelling Organizations 1 --
1 From Systems to Complexity Thinking 26 --
2 How Story Dialogism Yields Emergence 55 --
3 Types of Collective Memory in Storytelling Organizations 75 --
Part II Storytelling Organization Strategies 97 --
4 Polyphonic Strategy Stories 99 --
5 Stylistic Strategy Stories 123 --
6 Chronotopic Strategy Stories 138 --
7 Architectonic Strategy Stories 155 --
8 Polypi Strategy Stories 172 --
Part III Consulting to Storytelling Organizations 187 --
9 Consulting to Storytelling Organizations 189 --
10 Consulting Transorganization Storytelling Organizations 206 --
Part IV Story Method 223 --
11 Moving Beyond Text to Living Story Method 225 --
12 Whom Would You Invite to a Socratic Storytelling Symposium? 243.
Responsibility: David M. Boje.

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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.  Read more...

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