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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2014 
Volume 12 
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A Story-in-the-making: An Intertextual Exploration of a Multivoiced Narrative

Michał Izak
University of Lincoln

2014 12 (1) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

The following study will explore the stories which are not told – that is, it will scrutinize the process of intertextual emergence of an ultimately open story: one which has neither discernible authorship nor agenda and which remains in-the-making rather than strives to achieve closure. The paper will discuss the process in which multifaceted and multidirectional organizational stories are created, in which plots and characters exchange and ‘ending’ is defied. This lack of closure is perceived here as a breeding ground for networked meanings, which, if allowed to remain interdependent and plural, eschew the danger of a new organizational story becoming universal carrier of inflexibly established contents. Since the unifying semantic organizational frameworks (e.g. ‘success story’) may be construed as impostors attempting to ascribe both authorship and agency to a nonagentical and non-authored ‘untold story’, this study proposes one way in which multidirectedness and plurality of the story may be preserved.

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A Story-in-the-making: An Intertextual Exploration of a Multivoiced Narrative. (2014). A Story-in-the-making: An Intertextual Exploration of a Multivoiced Narrative. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 12(1), 41-57. (Original work published 2014)

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“A Story-In-The-Making: An Intertextual Exploration Of A Multivoiced Narrative”. 2014. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 12, no. 1, 2014, pp. 41-57.

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“A Story-In-The-Making: An Intertextual Exploration Of A Multivoiced Narrative”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 12, no. 1 (2014): 41-57.