Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Narrating the Organization by Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges

Investigating the intricacy of the organization, this work argues that it is necessary to gather local information about organizational life and subject it to abstract and metaphorical interpretation. Using a narrative approach, the author employs literary devices to uncover the workings of organizations. She applys cultural metaphors to public administration in Sweden to demonstrate, for example, how the dynamics of a screenplay can illuminate the budget disputes of an organization. She shows how the interpretive description of organizational worlds works as a distinct genre of social analysis, and her study discloses the paradoxical nature of organizational life: we follow routine in order to change, and decentralize in order to control.

Buy Narrating the Organization by Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226132297
ISBN-10: 0226132293
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 242
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 10-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Narrating the Organization by Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges

Book Reviews - Narrating the Organization by Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Narrating the Organization book by Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges

Good Novels, Better Management by Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges
Paperback, September 1994