Transformative Agency: The Narrative Mediation Between Organizational and Individual Paradoxes

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The purpose of this paper is to enhance the conceptual understanding of the mediatory relationship between paradoxes on an organizational and an individual level. It presents a concept of agency that comprises and mediates between a structural and individual pole. The constitution of this agency is achieved through narrative activity that oscillates between the poles and transforms paradoxes through the configuration of plots and metaphors. Empirical cases are introduced in order to illustrate the implications of this understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date15 Jun 2015
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015
EventThe 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015: Organizations and the Examined Life: Reason, Reflexivity and Responsibility - Athen, Greece
Duration: 2 Jul 20154 Jul 2015
Conference number: 31


ConferenceThe 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015
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