“This excellent, pioneering book is a must-read as we enter the new millennium.” --David J. Farmer, State University of New York Comprehensive and timely, Postmodern Management and Organization Theory provides a critique of postmodern theory as it stands today. The text gives an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history and assembles in one volume a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy--including feminist, cultural, and environmental philosophies. The contributors address the future of postmodern advancement in management and organization theory and method, establishing an agenda for future research. This thought-provoking book will be useful to scholars, researchers and upper-level students in organization theory, organization behavior and change, management, and industrial psychology.
Chapter 15: Organizations as a Play of Multiple and Dynamic Discourses: An Example from a Global Social Change Organization
Organizations as a Play of Multiple and Dynamic Discourses: An Example from a Global Social Change Organization
This chapter is an attempt to theorize organizations in a way that is evocative, multiplicitous, and generative. We offer theoretical narratives of dynamic and multiple discourses, narratives that could ground our explorations and inquiries into organizational life. And we ground this in the experience of a transformative global organization that has explored some of these dynamics. Let us begin with an exploration of multiplicity.
In “Stories of the Storytelling Organization,” David Boje (1995) shares his experience of watching Los Angeles's longest-running play, Tamara1 It is an interactive, multidimensional play and is ...