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My purpose is to theorize Walt Disney enterprises as a storytelling organization in which an active-reactive interplay of premodern, modern, and postmodern discourses occurs. A postmodern analysis ...
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Storytelling Organizational Practices: Managing in the quantum age
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The Resurrection of Taylorism: Total Quality Management’s Hidden Agenda
Looks at the historical roots of TQM. Finds that TQM, while popularly attributed to W. Edwards Deming, can be linked in Japan to 1920s industrialization and to the importation of Taylor’s philosophy.Expand
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Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration
Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivaJesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and InternetExpand
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Using Narrative and Telling Stories
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Reflections: What Does Quantum Physics of Storytelling Mean for Change Management?
The paradigm shift to quantum physics will mean new approaches to change management and storytelling. Because what we thought we knew about space, time and matter has changed, our storytelling of theExpand
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Story-Branding by Empire Entrepreneurs: Nike, Child Labour, and Pakistan’s Soccer Ball Industry
Abstract Our study identifies and calls for an answerability-ethic of storytelling where entrepreneurs areheld responsible and accountable for the harmful ways in which they story the Third World. WeExpand
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Carnival and Spectacle in Krewe de Vieux and the Mystic Krewe of Spermes: The Mingling of Organization and Celebration
This is an ethnographic study of the Mystic Krewe of Spermes, which does float construction and a parade for Mardis Gras in New Orleans. We compare spectacular and carnivalesque elements of theExpand
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