Contemporary issues in management

  1. Using a practical study working with a variety of narratives, demonstrate how storytelling research can inform you understanding of managerial sensemaking and responsible management.
  2. It can be argued that organizational storytelling research has contributed significantly to our understanding of organisational misbehaviour, organisational mismanagement and economic malpractice. Examine this clan by applying either Boje’s notion of quantum stories or Gabriel’s psychoanalytic account of the ‘unmanaged spaces’ to consider tensions between individual sense-making and organisational espoused values.
  3. Researchers who focus on stories are missing the point. Organisational ethics are economically determined in the last instance. Discuss.