Afterword: why language matters in the analysis of organizational change
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Afterword: why language matters in the analysis of organizational change. JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT, 18 (1). pp. 96-104. ISSN 0953-4814Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09534810510579878
Purpose - This invited article aims to show how the papers in the special issue highlight the advantages of using discourse analysis in order to contribute to our understanding of organizational change. Design/methodology/approach -The article begins by exploring the traditional perspectives used to make sense of organizational change including the behaviorist and cognitivist views. It then discusses how the papers in the special issue highlight the advantages of using discourse analysis. Findings - Compared to either the behaviorist or cognitivist perspectives, a discourse analytic approach is shown to offer greater potential for understanding the nature and complexity of organizational change, especially issues pertaining to the construction of stability and change, and the role of agency. Originality/value - Provides some insights into the advantages of discourse analysis in organizational change.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 96-104|
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