Journal of Organizational Change Management


Organization Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 30 Issue 3 - Special Issue: The rhetoric and narratives in management research

Rhetorical construction of political leadership in social media

Jenny Madestam, Lena Lid Falkman

The purpose of this paper is to analyze how political leaders can rhetorically use social media to construct their leadership, with a special focus on character – rhetorical ethos.

Everyday narratives: CEO rhetoric on Twitter

Maria Grafström, Lena Lid Falkman

This paper investigates the everyday CEO communication in social media, with particular focus on Twitter. The purpose of this paper is to contribute with insights into how…

Rhetoric, narrative and management: learning from Mad Men

Ronald Soetaert, Kris Rutten

In previous research on rhetoric and narrative in management research, cultural narratives have been studied as tools to reflect on rhetorical situations from the…

The road not taken: narratives of action and organizational change

Zahra Solouki

The purpose of this paper is to advance the understanding of the importance and function of narratives in the context of organizational change.

Building family business identity through transgenerational narratives

Maria Jose Parada, Alexandra Dawson

The purpose of this paper is to understand how family businesses (FBs) build their collective identity through transgenerational narratives. The authors examine the…

Narrating organizational spaces

Arja Ropo, Ritva Höykinpuro

The purpose of this paper is to explore the narrative nature of organizational spaces and how these narratives influence human action. The study introduces a notion of…

Exclusion and inclusion in the Danish Military

Sara Louise Muhr, Beate Sløk-Andersen

The purpose of this paper is to examine why and how past stories of women’s insufficiency for military work survive and how they come to form a gendered organizational…

Gap analysis for innovative firm acquisition – acquirer and acquired party perspectives

Christina Öberg, Seppo Leminen

Companies often aspire to create advantages for their businesses through acquisitions. Their participation has increasingly been documented to include different motives…

Grasping the business value of online communities

Zilia Iskoujina, Malgorzata Ciesielska, Joanne Roberts, Feng Li

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the definitions, dimensions, and classifications of online communities together with their potential to produce value for…

A revelation of employee feelings of alienation during post-mergers and acquisition

Anjali Bansal

In the literature of mergers and social justice, equality is regarded as a crucial phenomenon to achieve social integration. This paper is based on the philosophy that…

Can group climate explain innovative readiness for change?

Joseph Samuel Schultz, Endre Sjøvold, Beate Andre

Globally, elderly populations are increasing at unprecedented rates. This has precipitated change in the way practitioners are thinking of delivering eldercare services…



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