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Organization Special Issue 2012 : Call for papers: Narratives and Memory in Organizations


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Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2012
Categories    organization   management

Call For Papers

We aim to publish primarily theoretically informed empirical studies, and we are open to diverse
methodological approaches. The following themes should suggest our interests but are not intended to
restrict imaginative submissions:
• Imagination and representation of the past by and for organizations, in literature, buildings, and
• Heritage and the corporate appropriation of the past, through corporate sponsorship and collections, as well as company museums
• Mnemonic practices in the construction of organizational identity, e.g., the socialization of new
members, events to celebrate longstanding or leaving members, as well as organization members
who are forgotten
• The uses of history and narratives in organizations—with respect to power, learning, knowledge
management, culture, and change, as well as resistance to change
• The role of organizations’ historical narratives (who they are and where they come from) in
empowering and constraining strategic and organizational changes, including mergers and
• The role of narratives in organizational learning and knowledge transfer
• Narrative and semantic struggles in organizations—including topics such as how management and
subcultures within and outside of organizations compete for power through narratives
• The interplay of organizational narratives with larger societal narratives or discourses
• The relationship between material artifacts and organizational history and narratives
• The interplay between contextual changes and the need for re-storying organizational narratives
• The dynamic tension between commemoration and history and organizational identity and identification processes in organizations

Submission: Papers must be sent electronically by June 1, 2012 via the Organization manuscript
submission website:
Papers should be between 5000 and 8000 words and will be blind reviewed following the journal’s
standard peer review process. Accepted papers will be published in January 2014.
For further information contact the special issue guest editors.

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