[11]Organizational story and storytelling: a critical review

Mary E. Boyce

University of Redlands, Redlands, California, USA

The author wishes to thank David Boje, Will McWhinney, Jon Sager, Burkard Sievers and Teri Tompkins for their comments on earlier versions of this paper.

The stories told in organizations offer researchers and organizational development (OD) practitioners a natural entry point to understanding and intervening in the culture(s) of an organization. This review is informed by social constructivism, organizational symbolism, and critical theory. Considered individually, each of these perspectives includes a point of view, a genealogy of sorts regarding idea development, and examples of story research. Taken altogether, social ...

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