Storytelling in Organizations: From Theory to Empirical Research

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byAnna Linda Musacchio Adorisio

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Storytelling in organizations is a notion that encompasses both the stories that the organization produces and the ones told by its members. This book aims at studying life in organizations using a storytelling perspective. Storytelling is treated as a practice performed by organizational members and the emphasis is placed on the experience of such individuals. An extensive literature review on narrative, stories and storytelling is provided in the first two chapters together with an in-depth treatment of an empirical case coming from an American banking institution, which serves as a basis for a return to theory and for the articulation of a new line of research. The core of the research contribution must be detected, in fact, in the recognition of the ambivalence of storytelling acts, which witness a constant movement between the consolidated, socially plotted narratives, and the rough and unfinished fragments.

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Storytelling in organizations is a notion that encompasses both the stories that the organization produces and the ones told by its members. This book aims at studying life in organizations using a storytelling perspective. Storytelling is treated as a practice performed by organizational members and the emphasis is placed on the exper...

ANNA LINDA MUSACCHIO ADORISIO is a post-doctoral research fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation, currently visiting New Mexico State University. She holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from the Universit della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland. She has conducted research in Switzerland, the United States and Italy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 5.71 × 0.7 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION * PART I: STUDYING STORIES: A THEORETICAL BACKGROUND *
Stories, Narratives And Storytelling Practices * Narrative Research In Organizational Studies *
From Theory To Empirical Research * PART II: RESEARCH EXPERIENCE * Methodology And Methods * Las Cruces: Stories From A Southwestern Bank * From Empirical Research To Discussion Of Findings * PART III: COMING BACK TO THEORY * Living Among Stories: Consolidated Narratives And Rough Fragments * Models Of Decision-Making And The Everydayness Of Decisions * Conclusions * Acknolwedgements * References