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Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

Barbara Czarniawska


This book provides an alternative perspective on organization studies, introducing an approach that draws on narratology, literary theory, cultural studies, and anthropology, contrasting it with the assumptions of the positivist social science. It reflects on such issues as possibility of combining narrative and scientific knowledge, the presence and absence of plot in organization studies, the dominance of the realistic stylization in organization studies, the relationship between organization studies and detective stories, and the challenge of polyphony in organization studies. The aim of th ... More

Keywords: organization studies, narratology, literary theory, cultural studies, anthropology, detective stories, positivism, polyphony, realistic stylization, persuasion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296140
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Czarniawska, author
Gothenburg University
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