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David Grant, Cynthia Hardy, Cliff Oswick & Linda L. Putnam

In: The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse

Chapter 1: Introduction: Organizational Discourse: Exploring the Field

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Introduction: Organizational Discourse: Exploring the Field
Introduction: Organizational discourse: Exploring the field

A growing disillusionment with many of the mainstream theories and methodologies that underpin organizational studies has encouraged scholars to seek alternative ways in which to describe, analyse and theorize the increasingly complex processes and practices that constitute ‘organization’. One outcome of this search has been that ‘organizational discourse’ has emerged as an increasingly significant focus of interest. It is now difficult to open a management or organizational journal without finding that it contains some sort of discursive-based study, and there has been a recent flurry of books, edited collections and journal special issues dedicated to the topic (Boje et al, 2004; Grant et al, 1998a, 2001; Hardy et al., 2004; Iedema & Wodak, 1999; ...

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