Studying Organizational Symbolism: What, How, Why? / Edition 1

Studying Organizational Symbolism: What, How, Why? / Edition 1

by Michael Owen Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761902201

ISBN-13: 9780761902201

Pub. Date: 03/29/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Analyzing the way organizations work through the study of the symbols connected to them, this book will be of interest to anyone involved in organization studies.

The author discusses the most obvious symbolic aspects of organizations - corporate logos, office sizes, use of titles - as well as focusing on the more subtle aspect of expressive forms of symbolism

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Analyzing the way organizations work through the study of the symbols connected to them, this book will be of interest to anyone involved in organization studies.

The author discusses the most obvious symbolic aspects of organizations - corporate logos, office sizes, use of titles - as well as focusing on the more subtle aspect of expressive forms of symbolism such as storytelling, institutional jargon and workplace personalization, among others. He carefully defines organizational symbolism and then explains the various methodologies that assist the researcher in documenting them. Finally, the author examines the symbolism inherent in doing research on organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761902201
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/29/1996
Series:
Qualitative Research Methods Series, #39
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
1,047,770
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

What Is Organizational Symbolism? How and Why Study It?
Getting Started
Observing Performances, Stylistics, and Meaning Making
Inquiring about Symbolism, Feelings, and Aesthetics
Recording Performances versus Reconstructing Texts
Being Aware of the Symbolics of Research

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