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Anti-dialogic positioning in change stories: bank robbers, saviours and peons

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posted on 12.06.2014 by Nic Beech, Stacy A. MacPhail, Christine Coupland
Stories people tell of going through change incorporate and react to others around them. Positions can be taken in stories that tend towards the monological, having a singular perspective and being somewhat sealed off from others. Alternatively, stories can tend towards the dialogical, a multiple, less certain and more interactive mode. We explore multiple stories of an organizational change and analyse a paradoxical situation that emerges. We argue that although the stories may have the appearance of being dialogical, they can be seen as co-existing but self-sealing, or anti-dialogic. We introduce an interruption to the story and discuss a possibility for challenging anti-dialogic positioning in change stories.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

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Organization

Volume

16

Issue

3

Pages

335 - 352

Citation

BEECH, N., MACPHAIL, S.A. and COUPLAND, C., 2009. Anti-dialogic positioning in change stories: bank robbers, saviours and peons. Organization, 16 (3), pp. 335 - 352

Publisher

Sage Publications / © The Author(s)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2009

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Organization [Sage Publications / © The Author(s)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508409102299

ISSN

1350-5084

eISSN

1461-7323

Language

en

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