Plotting the organization: The embedded narrative as a construct for studying change
O'Connor, Ellen (2000), Plotting the organization: The embedded narrative as a construct for studying change, The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 36, 2, p. 172-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021886300362004
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Journal nameThe Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
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Abstract (EN)This article uses the literary form of the embedded narrative to link a particular text to the larger texts in which it is embedded, or the surrounding story situation. The article thus addresses a continuing problem in organizational discourse, which is the need to interpret discourse in relation to its context. It also shows how this construct sheds light on the complexity and dynamics of organizational change. The data are from a year-long ethnographic study of a high-technology research organization in Silicon Valley.
Subjects / KeywordsChangement organisationnel
JELM10 - General
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