Organizational symbolism / edited by Louis R. Pondy [and others].

Greenwich, Conn. : JAI Press, ©1983.
xvii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographies and indexes.
  • Part I. Overview. Organizational symbolism / Gareth Morgan, Peter J. Frost and Louis R. Pondy. Part II. Organizations: a cultural perspective. Organizations as cultural-bearing milieux / Meryl Reis Louis
  • Organizations as shared meanings / Linda Smircich. Part III. Managing organizational symbols. Symbols' function and use / Thomas C. Dandridge
  • Organizational stories as symbols which control the organization / Alan L. Wilkins
  • Truth or corporate propaganda: the value of a good war story / Joanne Martin and Melanie E. Powers
  • Symbolic transformation of belief systems / Carson Eoyang. Part IV. Shaping organizational reality through language. The language of organizations: the case of the Navy / Roger Evered
  • Ambushes, shootouts, and knights of the roundtable: the language of corporate takeovers / Paul M. Hirsch and John A.Y. Andrews
  • The role of metaphors and myths in organization and in the facilitation of change / Louis R. Pondy
  • A rhetorical examination of strategic change / Anne Sigismund Huff. Part V. Making sense of organizational symbols. Humor in a machine shop: an interpretation of symbolic action / Richard J. Boland and Raymond Hoffman
  • Symbols in organizations: a dual-content framework of analysis / Richard L. Daft
  • Symbols and sensemaking: the real-ization of a framework / Peter J. Frost and Gareth Morgan
  • Pragmatism, interactionism and dramatism: interpreting the symbol in organizations / Mark N. Wexler. Part IV. Symbols as sources of domination in organizations. Psyche and symbol / Gordon A. Walter
  • Mediatory myths in the service of organizational ideology / Harry Abravanel.
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