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Organizational Stories as a Window on Affect in Organizations

William Van Buskirk (La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA)
Dennis McGrath (Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 1 February 1992


Research on organizational culture has provided much needed subtlety in understanding organizational events. However, it has a cognitive bias which leaves implicit the treatment of emotional phenomena. Organizational stories can provide a window on affect in organizations if we view stories as symbolically embedded appraisals of wellbeing. Presents an illustrative case to demonstrate how such enquiry might proceed.



Van Buskirk, W. and McGrath, D. (1992), "Organizational Stories as a Window on Affect in Organizations", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 9-24.




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