|Title||The Organisational Life Cycle Narrative|
|Authors||Zinkstein, K. and Stevens, L.|
This paper links the research of organizational lifecycle with the organizational narratives. Some researchers suggest that storytelling organizations exist to tell and live out their collective stories and are constantly struggling with distinguishing between stories of insiders and outsiders. More recently, the emphasis has shifted to the sense-making perspective of organizations, such as dealing with mergers or organizational failures. Other studies address how narratives help to express desires and anxieties and convey emotions. Organization narratives also function to build organizational identification. The paper revolves around how organizational narratives reflect the identity of an organization among different stages of its lifecycle.
|Keywords||organisational life cycle, narratives, identity|
|Conference||18th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations|
|Web address (URL) of conference proceedings||http://organization-studies.com/|