Organizational Olympians: Heroes and Heroines of Organizational Myths by M. KosteraOrganizational Olympians: Heroes and Heroines of Organizational Myths by M. Kostera

Organizational Olympians: Heroes and Heroines of Organizational Myths

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Hardcover | September 30, 2008

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The first volume in a series of three focuses on myth in everyday organizational life, pertaining to individual actors: heroes and heroines, and the roles they play in organizations. Attitudes and temperaments, as well as professional ethos, are narrated and mythologized to reveal an archetypal dimension of organizing and organizations.
IIRIS AALTIO is Professor at the University of Jyväskylä and Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. ELENA ANTONACCOPOULOU is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Liverpool Management School, UK. DIRK BUNZEL has studied in Germany and Australia and after researching the Future of Work in Scottish call cent...
Title:Organizational Olympians: Heroes and Heroines of Organizational MythsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230515711

ISBN - 13:9780230515710


Table of Contents

Introduction to the Trilogy: Mythologies of Organizational Everyday Life; M.Kostera Introduction to Volume 1: The Heroes and Villains of Organization; M.Kostera Louhi, the Mistress of Northland: the Power of the Loner; I.Aaltio Engaged Leadership: Living the Myth and Embodying the Legend of the Olympian Athlete; E.P.Antonacopoulou From Managers to Artists and Priests: On Transformation and Development of Organizational Leaders; D.Bourne The Uncanny Organization Man - Superhero Myths And Contemporary Management Discourse; A.Rehn & M.Lindhal From Rags to Riches - a Fairy Tale or Living Ethos? Stories of Polish Entrepreneurship During and After Transformation of 1989; M.Ciesielska "I could have been like Lou Barlow, but I'm more like Ken Barlow": Long-stayers as Heroes or Failures; Y.Guerrier Little Johnny and the Wizard of OS - the PC User as a Fool Hero; D.Jemielniak An Emerging Legend of a Kosovar heroine: Narrating Female Entrepreneurs; L.Olaison Elzbieta Pakszys: Gender-content-Myths and their Role in Nation Forming; E.Palszys Appendix 1: Greuceanu: The Heavy and the Great Man. 163 The Hard-working Hero/ine among Phantoms, Donors and Dark Forces: On Mythical Features in Polish Organizational Imagination; K.W.Boström 167 Mighty McManus Mystery, Myth and Modernity; T.Watson Myth and Charisma as Symbolic Capital: The Case of Architecture; A.Styhre & M.Sundgren Paradise Lost - Impartiality of an Arbitrator; J.Jemielniak The Film Producer: A Scapegoat or/and a Midwife in the Film Making Process; M.Soila-Wadman The Witchcraft of Professionalism - the Attractiveness of Ideal Types of Professions; K.Jonnergård