Mythical Inspirations for Organizational Realities

Editors: Kostera, M. (Ed.)

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The third volume in a series of three focuses on myth in everyday organizational life. The mythical narratives presented in this volume serve as metaphors of an organizational issue that can take inspiration from or be better understood through the myth to reveal an archetypal dimension of organizing and organizations.

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FREDERIC BILL is a Researcher and Senior Lecturer at the School of Management and Economics, Växjö University, Sweden. His research deals with entrepreneurship and business development and he has a PhD in Business Administration DAVID M. BOJE is Professor, and Endowed Bank of America Professor in Business Administration in the Management Department at New Mexico State University, USA PETER CASE is Professor of Organization Studies, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK MAGNUS FORSLUND is Assistant professor at School of Management& Economics, Växjö University, Sweden LENA FRITZEN is Associated Professor in pedagogy at Växjö University, Sweden HEATHER HOPFL is Professor of Management at the University of Essex, UK ANDERS HYTTER has a PhD in Business Administration, and is a Researcher and Senior Lecturer at the School of Management and Economics, Växjö University, Sweden KRZYSZTOF KLINCEWICZ is lecturer at the School of Management, University of Warsaw and a chartered marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, experienced in business development in IT industry MONIKA KOSTERA is Ordinary Professor in Management, Professor at Växjö University, Sweden and Warsaw University, Poland ANNA LINDA MUSACCHIO ADORISIO is currently visiting at New Mexico State University, USA, working on a research fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation HENRIETTA NILSON has many years of experience running and managing businesses. Since completing her Master's degree in Finance she has worked as a business developer and consultant for different organizations and companies PERNILLA NILLSON is a PhD student at Umeå School of Business, Sweden. In her doctoral thesis work she is focusing upon gendered aspects of Organisational Identity processes in business advice PETER PELZER is working as independent consultant for banks and as visiting reader at the University for Humanistics, Utrecht, The Netherlands PRZEMYSLAW PIATKOWSKI graduated from Warsaw University School of Management and is currently writing a doctoral thesis, an ethnography of the Catholic prelature of Opus Dei, at the University of Essex, UK CHRISTINA SCHWABENLAND completed a PhD at the University of East London into stories about the founding of voluntary organizations in the UK and in India. She is now teaching and researching at London Metropolitan University, UK JO TYLER is Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University, USA

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'Monika Kostera has completed an extensive book project of not only one edited volume but altogether three volumes in her trilogy on organizational myths, epics and sagas...[she] has succeeded very well in this endeavor: the trilogy reflects her genuine insights and extensive experience in this field of research. It was a pleasure to read chapters that addressed the themes from many versatile angles yet created a consistent whole, written by authors from many different nationalities and backgrounds...These books are recommended reading for those already familiar with organizational myths and metaphors, but are also very accessible for those less familiar with the mythical side of organizational life. In fact, one wishes that many mainstream management courses, with prevalent modernistic assumptions of rationality and linearity, inherent in mainstream business studies, would include one of these books in their reading list to broaden students' horizons and generate a deeper understanding of the complexities of organizational life.' - Scandinavian Journal of Management


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mythical Inspirations for Organizational Realities
Editors
  • M. Kostera
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58359-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230583597
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-51573-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35412-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 189
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