Retelling Stories in Organizations: Understanding the Functions of Narrative Repetition

@article{Dailey2014RetellingSI,
  title={Retelling Stories in Organizations: Understanding the Functions of Narrative Repetition},
  author={Stephanie L. Dailey and Larry Davis Browning},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={22-43}
}
Scholars have yet to explore narrative repetition—when a story is recalled and retold from another narrative—for its rich conceptual depth. To build a case for this area, we analyze stories from scholarly research to identify the functions of narrative repetition. We distinguish three dualities produced through repetition, which are grounded in cultural issues of sameness and difference. These dualities—control/resistance, differentiation/integration, and stability/change—bring a more… 

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