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Stories of Life in the Workplace

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Narrative Appreciation Chapter Two: An Open Architecture For Organizational Narratology Chapter Three: Action, Motivation and Moral Outcome Chapter Four: Sequence and Locale Chapter Five: Character and Identity Chapter Six: Interest And Memory Chapter Seven: The Beauty of Narratives in the Workplace Chapter Eight: Complexity and Control Chapter Nine: Representing Narrative Realities

About the Author

Larry Browning is a professor at the College of Communication, University of Austin, Texas. His studies include structures in organizations as evidenced by lists and stories, information-communication technology and narratives, cooperation and competition in organizations, and grounded theory as a research strategy. G. H. Morris is an assistant professor at California State University at San Marcos. He is a conversation analyst and communication theorist interested in how people align with each other in everyday talk, organizational discourse, and psychotherapy.


'Recommended. Structuring the discussion around aspects of narrative such as action, motivation, and moral outcome, the authors introduce, chapter by chapter, a variety of workplace narratives and then explore related theory...the relaxed, good-natured tone of the book is refreshing, and readers will encounter many gems of information well worth pondering. Particularly useful are cautions against reading overarching organizational narratives as ultimate truth and overvaluing a polyglot approach to sense making in organizations.' -CHOICE, C.E. O'Neill, New Mexico State University at Alamogordo

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