A story-in-the-making: an intertextual exploration of a multivoiced narrative

Izak, Michal (2013) A story-in-the-making: an intertextual exploration of a multivoiced narrative. In: Organizational Storytelling Conference: Untold Stories, June 2013, Lincoln Business School.

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The following study will look at the stories which are not told – that is it will
scrutinize the process of intertextual emergence of an ultimately open story:
the one which has neither discernible authorship nor agenda and which
remains in-the-making rather than strives to achieve closure. The paper will
discuss the process in which multifaceted and multidirectional organizational
stories are created, exchange plots and characters and defy ‘ending’. I will
perceive their lack of closure as a breeding ground for networked meanings,
which, if allowed to remain interdependent and plural, eschew the danger of
the new organizational story becoming universal carriers of inflexibly
established contents. If the unifying semantic organizational frameworks (e.g.
‘success story’) may be construed as impostors attempting to ascribe both
authorship and agency to non-agentical and non-authored ‘untold story’, this
study proposes one way in which multi-directedness and plurality of the story
may be preserved.

Keywords:Organizational storytelling, untold stories, intertextuality, model reader
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:11343
Deposited On:29 Jul 2013 08:55

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