Organizational Olympians: Heroes and Heroines of Organizational Myths

Hardcover | September 30, 2008

EditorMonika Kostera, Monika

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This first volume in a series of three focuses on myth in everyday organizational life, anmd pertains 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.

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This first volume in a series of three focuses on myth in everyday organizational life, anmd pertains 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 organizat...

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:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230515711

ISBN - 13:9780230515710

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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.Boström167
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--