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The novel and organization: introduction from the Editors

Land, C and Sliwa, M (2009) 'The novel and organization: introduction from the Editors.' Journal of Organizational Change Management, 22 (4). pp. 349-356. ISSN 0953-4814

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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Purpose</jats:title><jats:p>The purpose of this paper is to conceptualise the relationship between novels and organizational change and to introduce this special issue of the <jats:italic>Journal of Organizational Change Management.</jats:italic></jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Design/methodology/approach</jats:title><jats:p>The themes of the special issue are discussed and each paper is introduced.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Findings</jats:title><jats:p>The relationship between novels and organizational change is a complex, iterative one that should be understood in its historical, political, economic and cultural context. If so understood, novels can enhance our understanding of organizational processes.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Originality/value</jats:title><jats:p>Although literature and representation in general have been discussed in studies of organization and management before, the specific literary form of the novel has not been theorised in relation to the question of novelty and organizational change.</jats:p></jats:sec>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literature; organizational change; organizational structures; popular culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 07:52
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 18:04
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7379

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