Restoring or storying normality, what différance does it make? The narrative construction of organizational crises

Izak, Michal and Koronis, Epaminondas (2014) Restoring or storying normality, what différance does it make? The narrative construction of organizational crises. In: European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloqium 2014, 3-5 July 2014, Rotterdam.

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Abstract

Organizational and societal crises, seen as conditions of abnormality and challenging situations, have often been conceptualised in opposition of normality and routinised processes. Pearson & Claire (1998) approached them as critical ‘moments’, Weick (1993) as cosmological ‘collapses’ and Shrivastava & Mitroff (1999) as ‘threats’. With all these understandings drawing on the idea of crises as something different from the established practice, there is a tendency to implement a ‘structure’ into crises that are rooted in binary oppositions (eg failure vs success) (see Mitroff, 2005) and narrated myths (eg the notorious evil organizations)...

Keywords:Difference, Normality, Crisis, Narratives
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:30 Apr 2014 14:15

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