Organizational Epics And Sagas: Tales of Organizations

Hardcover | July 15, 2008

EditorMonika Kostera, Monika

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This second volume in a trilogy on myth making in organizing focuses on organizational virtues and vices, as well as attributes and abilities of organizations, and legendary organizations that have become mythical in themselves. These narratives are presented as organizational sagas to reveal an archetypal dimension of organizing and organizations.

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This second volume in a trilogy on myth making in organizing focuses on organizational virtues and vices, as well as attributes and abilities of organizations, and legendary organizations that have become mythical in themselves. These narratives are presented as organizational sagas to reveal an archetypal dimension of organizing and o...

MONIKA KOSTERA is Ordinary Professor in Management at Warsaw University, Poland. She has published several books in Polish and English and her current research interests include: organizational archetypes, organizational ethnography, and narrative methods. She is also Research Director at Entrepreneurship Institute, Vaxjo University, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 8.78 × 5.61 × 0.78 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230515770

ISBN - 13:9780230515772

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Volume 2: The Mythologization of Organization--M.Kostera
The Myth of Entrepreneurship; M.Aggestam
Living with the Myth of Unattainable Technology--U.Eriksson-Zetterquist
Management as Art, the Management of Art as Myth--K.Lindqvist
The Cosmogonic Duel--J.Kociatkiewicz
The Pan American Dream and the Myth of the Pioneer--G.Durepos, J.Helms Mills& A.J.Mills
ConclusionsOedipus in the Land of Organizational Darkness--Y.Gabriel
The Myth of Corporate Size in Public Service Companies – the Case of Toscana Energia SPA--G.Grossi
Bureaucrats and Heretics – Gendering Mythology--D.Ericsson& P.Nilsson
TheMyth ofthe Virtual Organization--K.Thorne
Heroic Villains: The Badlands of Economy and Organization--M.Parker
The Myth of