Novel Thought: Towards a Literary Study of Organization

  title={Novel Thought: Towards a Literary Study of Organization},
  author={Timon Beyes and Jana Costas and G{\"u}nther Ortmann},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  pages={1787 - 1803}
Novels espouse an epistemological freedom that is beyond even experimental forms of scholarly research and writing. Precisely this freedom makes novels so conducive to thought. Their enduring presence in organization studies demonstrates literary fiction’s power of conveying how things are, might be, or can be thought of; of inventing new ways of seeing; of enabling different vocabularies as well as staging and transmitting specific affects. In this paper, we trace the mutual ‘contamination… 
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