Mythical Inspirations for Organizational Realities [NOOK Book]

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Myth typically brings to mind something not true, a false belief or erroneous idea - or else tales of the spiritual domain. As the third volume in a series of three, Mythical Inspirations for Organizational Realities looks at myths as part of our everyday organizational lives, and reflects on uses of mythology as allegories or metaphors where the plot or theme lies in the tales' focus. The mythical narratives presented in this volume serve as metaphors of an organizational issue that can take inspiration from or ...
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Overview

Myth typically brings to mind something not true, a false belief or erroneous idea - or else tales of the spiritual domain. As the third volume in a series of three, Mythical Inspirations for Organizational Realities looks at myths as part of our everyday organizational lives, and reflects on uses of mythology as allegories or metaphors where the plot or theme lies in the tales' focus. The mythical narratives presented in this volume serve as metaphors of an organizational issue that can take inspiration from or be better understood through the myth to reveal an archetypal dimension of organizing and organizations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230266643
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/25/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 668 KB

Meet the Author

MONIKA KOSTERA is Ordinary Professor in Management at Warsaw University, Poland. She has published several books in Polish and English and her current research interests include: organizational archetypes, organizational ethnography, and narrative methods. She is also Research Director at Entrepreneurship Institute, Vaxjo University, Sweden.

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Table of Contents

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List of Figures

Introduction to the Trilogy: Mythologies of Organizational Everyday Life Monika Kostera Kostera, Monika 1

Introduction to Mythological Inspirations for Organizational Realities Monika Kostera Kostera, Monika 9

1 Reflections of Medusa Heather Hopfl Hopfl, Heather 16

2 Heavy Metal Managing Magnus Forslund Forslund, Magnus 28

3 The Superheroes Henrietta Nilson Nilson, Henrietta 39

4 Cats, Turtles, Grinches and Pachyderms: Mythical Inspirations for Organizational Realities in Dr Seuss Jo A. Tyler Tyler, Jo A. 53

5 Possessed by the Organization? Dante's Inferno on Earth Pnemystaw Piatkowski Piatkowski, Pnemystaw 63

6 Eve Harrington and All About Alliances Krzysztof Klincewicz Klincewicz, Krzysztof 76

7 Representations of the Ideal as Symbols of Subversion Christina Schwabenland Schwabenland, Christina 88

8 The Displaced World of Risk Management: Covert Enchantment in a Calculative World Peter Pelzer Pelzer, Peter Peter Case Case, Peter 100

9 Divine Inspiration for Deities? Frederic Bill Bill, Frederic Anders Hytter Hytter, Anders 112

10 Living Between Myths: Experiences at Wells Fargo Bank David M. Boje Boje, David M. Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio Adorisio, Anna Linda Musacchio 127

11 Heinz Von Stem on the Myth of Myths: Confessions of a Master Mythmaker Pierre Guillet de Monthoux de Monthoux, Pierre Guillet 139

12 Leading and Learning Through Myth and Metaphor Lena Fritzen Fritzen, Lena 150

13 Open Sesame or Pandora's Box? Concluding Remarks on Organizing, Archetypes and the Power of Mythmaking Monika Kostera Kostera, Monika 163

Bibliography 170

Index 182

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