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Although narrative analysis has made significant advances in organization and management studies, scholars have not yet unleashed its full potential. This review provides an understanding of key issues in organizational narrative analysis... more
Although narrative analysis has made significant advances in organization and management studies, scholars have not yet unleashed its full potential. This review provides an understanding of key issues in organizational narrative analysis with a focus on the role of narratives in organizational stability and change. We start by elaborating on the characteristics of organizational narratives to provide a conceptual framework for organizational narrative analysis. We elaborate on three key approaches to narrative analysis on stability and change: realist, interpretative and poststructuralist approaches. We then review several topic areas where narrative analysis has so far offered the most promise: organizational change, identity, strategy, entrepreneurship and personal change. Finally, we identify important issues that warrant attention in future research, both theoretically and methodologically.
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What does it mean to “map” quantum storytelling? If you are thinking of a visual mapping, that is a very small part of it. Mapping can be by theater, dance, and ‘dérive walking.’ Guy Debord defines the dérive as “a mode of experimental... more
What does it mean to “map” quantum storytelling?  If you are thinking of a visual mapping, that is a very small part of it. Mapping can be by theater, dance, and ‘dérive walking.’ Guy Debord defines the dérive as “a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances.”  To map Quantum Storytelling is in part, about scalability, zooming in and zooming out, taking in more detail, or seeing more broadly.  Doing our flaneuring derive walking, we may notice the groundlessness in spacetimemattering. The spacetimemattering of mapping Quantum Storytelling, as you have no doubt guessed, is not the Euclidian map of 3D map, nor the clock-time seconds, minutes, hours measured mechanically. And the ‘mattering’ of ‘what matters’ is an effect of Observer Effect, which does prompt tents, in my standpoint, to obtrude, to be noticeable, to be a force to reckon with.
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Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Quantum Storytelling Conference, December 15-17, 2013, Las Cruces New Mexico ABSTRACT I deconstruct White and Epston’s classic restorying approach, to reveal its bias against several critical materialisms,... more
Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Quantum Storytelling Conference, December 15-17, 2013, Las Cruces New Mexico

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I deconstruct White and Epston’s classic restorying approach, to reveal its bias against several critical materialisms, including Foucault, who is said to be the cornerstone of their ‘narrative means to therapeutic ends.’  White and Epston limit their interpretation of Foucault to discourse, to the linguistic turn, and end up with a constructivism, a ‘text’ framework, where materiality is missing in action. My colleagues and I have just received funding to use restorying along with equine groundwork training to help veterans with PTSD and their families.  The purpose of this essay is to develop a posthumanist and ‘quantum restorying’ approach. The ‘new critical materialisms’ included in this quantum restorying contribute a material←→discursive understanding of PTSD in a wider causal field called the Leviathan of institutions. PTSD is produced and sustained by Leviathan, a wider causal field than either conventional treatment or in restorying which blames the victim, the veteran as singularly agential. I include a reimagined set of steps of [quantum] restorying that serves as well as the critical new materialist underpinning of equine groundwork, how PTSD inflicts bodies in Leviathan. Ironically, human body-encounter with horse-body whose survival depends on an ever-present gaze of stress in other bodies.
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Abstract In the two decades since storytelling was called the “sensemaking currency of organizations,” storytelling scholarship has employed a wide variety of research methods. The Storytelling Diamond model introduced here offers a map... more
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In the two decades since storytelling was called the “sensemaking currency of organizations,” storytelling scholarship has employed a wide variety of research methods. The Storytelling
Diamond model introduced here offers a map of this paradigmatic terrain based on wider social science ontology, epistemology, and methodological (both quantitative & qualitative)
considerations. The model is beneficial for both researchers and reviewers as they plan for and assess the quality and defensibility of storytelling research designs. The main paradigms
considered in the Storytelling Diamond model are narrativist, living story, materialist, interpretivist, abstractionist, and practice all as integrated by the antenarrative process.

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Storytelling inquiry, qualitative research, interpretive paradigms, business research methods, antenarrative, western narrative, living story
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Internationalization deals with expansion across space and time. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) create self-justificatory narratives of internationalization managed through interpreting local and global data from multiple stakeholders.... more
Internationalization deals with expansion across space and time. Multinational enterprises
(MNEs) create self-justificatory narratives of internationalization managed through interpreting local and
global data from multiple stakeholders. These narratives mitigate such concerns in internationalization as
liabilities of foreignness and requirements for ethical accountings across borders. Directed observations
of McDonald’s Corporation show how MNEs create strategic narratives for relevance and strategic fit
within and across international markets. We categorize stories using socio-linguist Mikhail Bakhtin’s
typology of nine, space-time conceptions. Competing space-time conceptions in consumers’, authors’
and societies’ stories of internationalization interact with managerial narratives to affect international
product and task environments.
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Abstract The paradigm shift to quantum physics will mean new approaches to change management and storytelling. Because what we thought we knew about space, time, and matter has changed our storytelling of the history, present, and future... more
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The paradigm shift to quantum physics will mean new approaches to change management and storytelling. Because what we thought we knew about space, time, and matter has changed our storytelling of the history, present, and future will be different. My purpose is to reflect on the way changes in what I call the „quantum physics of storytelling‟ prompt important changes in the practices of change management. Antenarrative is a genre of storytelling the future that is an intra-weave‟ with retrospective narrative of many pasts, and living stories of the more
immediate Now-presentness of webs of relationality. One key change to change management is two new theories of antenarrative. Initially antenarrative was defined in 2001 in only two [ontic] ways: the ante (bet) the transformation of the future, and the ante (before) to its fossilization in
narrative retrospection coheres. These seem to connect narrative-past to predicted future-endstates.
In this reflection, I submit quantum physics, because everything from living beings to living things is entangled at the subatomic particle/wave indeterminacy, this quantum-field-ness
necessitates two new [ontological] theories: ante (anteriority) the primordial-future [in-being] ahead of itself beckoning the present, and ante (antecedent) the predicate (or a priori) Being-of -possibilities of authentic care, a calling to Now-ness potentialities.
Key Words: Storytelling, antenarrative, ontological-anteriority, change management, quantum physics
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This research extends our understanding of organizational sensemaking through storytelling to highlight complex processes of organizational change in space, time and strategic context. We focus on the concept of antenarratives, how... more
This research extends our understanding of organizational sensemaking through storytelling to highlight complex processes of organizational change in space, time and strategic context.  We focus on the concept of antenarratives, how managers’ and other stakeholders’ fragmented speculations regarding futures may legitimate or resist organizational change.  Antenarratives are not yet fully-formed narratives, but rather pieces of organizational discourse that help to construct identities and interests. We explain the theoretical relevance of Russian socio-linguistic Mikhail Bakhtin’s space and time conceptualizations (chronotopes) for strategic narratives of change, and illustrate how antenarratives play important roles in narrative chronotopes. We relate German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s reasons for being in relation to others (existential ontology) to stakeholders’ and organizational identities, and to antenarrative glimpses in Bakhtin’s chronotopes. Through these theorizations, we contribute to conversations surrounding managerial discourses of organizational change, and discussions on how researchers may analyze antenarratives in relation to stabilized narratives. We use microstoria, or little-story analysis, and the case of Burger King Corporation’s (BKC’s) international strategizing, to highlight emergent conflicts and their resolution for sensemaking that includes diverse organizational stakeholders and affects organizational effectiveness.
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