School of Management, Operations and Marketing
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Storying Process honoured
Congratulations to the School of Management, Operations and Marketing’s Professor Patrick Dawson and Dr Peter McLean who received the honour for the Best Macro Paper published in the Group & Organization Management Journal in 2013 for their paper titled "Miners' Tales: Stories and the Storying Process for Understanding the Collective Sense-Making of Employees During Contested Change".
The paper reveals how the storying lens can provide a useful purchase in understanding the sensemaking processes that occur in the hegemonic struggle over collective identities during contested change. The focus is how the context of workplace change can be shaped by stories; existing story types limitations to comprehend the data; temporality as it relates to change processes and story types; and the use of stories to legitimate identity in the power-political dynamics of change. The empirical material draws on a study of miners’ storied responses to the introduction of a performance appraisal system for underground workers at an Australian colliery’.
Patrick and Peter will be acknowledged at the Editorial Board luncheon meeting at the Academy of Management meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 3.