Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

by Barbara Czarniawska
     
 

Barbara Czarniawska is one of the most original of contemporary writers on organizations. Sceptical of scientific claims and explanations of the social world, she advocates an approach that draws on narrative, literary theory, cultural studies, and anthropology, rather than positivist social science, arguing that 'the social sciences are a system of

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Barbara Czarniawska is one of the most original of contemporary writers on organizations. Sceptical of scientific claims and explanations of the social world, she advocates an approach that draws on narrative, literary theory, cultural studies, and anthropology, rather than positivist social science, arguing that 'the social sciences are a system of institutionalized reflection, whereas business and public organizations represent institutionalized action'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198296133
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/23/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 6.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Management and Organization
2. The Narrative in Organization Studies
3. Combining Narrative and Scientific Knowledge
4. Realism in the Novel and Social Sciences
5. On the Absence of Plot in Organization Studies
6. Organization Studies and Detective Stories
7. Polyphony in Organization Studies
8. References

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