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Writing ManagementOrganization Theory as a Literary Genre$
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Barbara Czarniawska

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296140

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.001.0001

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A Four-Times-Told Tale: Combining Narrative and Scientific Knowledge in Organization Studies

A Four-Times-Told Tale: Combining Narrative and Scientific Knowledge in Organization Studies

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.003.0003

A close readings of four organization theory texts reveal that, contrary to the assumption that science contains only facts and logic, these texts are full of metaphors and stories. It turns out that social scientists seldom use formal logic — in the sense of the particular mode of reasoning, because all of them use logic in the sense of syntactic rules.

Keywords:   close reading, science, facts, stories, metaphors

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