A Narrative Approach to Organization Studies (Qualitative by Barbara Czarniawska

By Barbara Czarniawska

From establishing the fieldwork to writing up the learn, this quantity takes readers during the narrative method of qualitative learn with a spotlight on association experiences. encouraged by way of the paintings of Bakhtin, Eco, Rorty and Silverman, the writer demonstrates that narratives are nonetheless the most vendors of data in all societies.

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Most such studies focus on the managerial group and-leaving aside the complications of such focusing for the moment-this generates problems of its own. e. , as symmetry between humans and nonhumans, westerners and non westerners, society and nature) . In principle, this is how it should be, which does not make it easier. The voices of the field reported in organization studies are as literate and eloquent as those of the reporters. They speak in the same (or very nearly the same) language and both have theoretical ambitions.

Western Electronics was an unknown concept in this world. They had never heard of such a company here. Out on the street again. I considered giving up, turning around to hail a cab downtown. Then, suddenly, the street changed. The misery faded, the shabbiness disappeared and fairly normal buildings with normal people and normal cars came in sight. Now what? The street ended. An anonymous building complex, brown, functional style, no numbers, no signs. It can't possibly be here, can it? I ran through one of the gates.

My research tasks will be met more effectively not by prolonging my fieldwork but by studying the management of other big cities at the same time (which I am attempting to do). Such a move, however, reveals another difficulty resulting from an attempt to follow the anthropological tradition: that of dealing with space. Traditional anthropology can be seen as a product of the 19th century, whose great obsession, Foucault (1980) says, was 28 history, "with its themes of development and of suspension, of crisis and cycle, themes of the ever accumulating past.

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