Refereed Journal Articles Published NOTE: *Asterisk after a journal title, indicates Top Tier Publication, such as 3 Administrative Science Quarterly articles, 1 Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Research Methods, Journal of Applied Behavioral Studies, Leadership Quarterly, and so forth. Though JOCM is top tier in its category of Organizational Change journals, as editor I am not listing these items as top tier. Other journals without asterickss, such as Tamara, JMI, JOCM are top tier in their respective niche markets.
1. [Cited 71 times as of 2/15/08] Dewar, R., Whetten, D. & Boje, D.M., "An Examination of the Reliability & Validity of the Aiken & Hage Scales of Centralization, Formulation & Task Routineness," Administrative Science Quarterly *, 25, pp. 120-128, Spring 1980.
2. [Cited 94 times as of 4/24/10] Boje, David M.; Whetten, David A. 1981. "Effects of Organizational Strategies and Contextual Constraints on Centrality and Attributions of Influence in Interorganizational Networks," Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p378-395. Click here for PDF of article.
3. [Cited 28 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M. & Murningham, J.K., "Group Confidence Pressures in Interactive Decisions," Management Science,* 28, 10, pp. 1187-1196, Oct. 1982. PDF of article
1. Journal of Forecasting, Dec. 14, 1982, summarized this article under "Recent Research On Forecasting."
2. Also to appear in book: Long Range Forecasting, Armstrong, J. S.
4. [Cited 46 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M., Fedor, D.B. & Rowland, K.M. "Myth Making: A Qualitative Step in OD Interventions," Journal of Applied Behavioral Science,* 18, 1, pp. 17-28, 1982. DOWNLOAD PDF
1. Reprinted in Readings in Managerial Psychology, 4th Edition, 1989: 608-621.
5. Pate, L. & Boje, D.M. "Retrospective Sensemaking on a Mentor and His Magic: An introduction to the Contributions of Louis R. Pondy, 1938-1978," Journal of Organizational Change Management, 1989: 5-12.
6. Boje, D.M. (1989) "Postlog: Bringing Performance Back In," Journal of Organizational Change Management, 1989: 81-93. download PDF
7. Vance, C.M., Boje, D.M., Mendenhall, M.E. & Kropp, H.R. "A Taxonomy of Learning Benefits From External Knowledge Sharing Meetings," Human Resource Development Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1991: 25-35.* see pdf
8. [Cited 10 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D M. "Teaching Storytelling In Management Education," Journal of Management Education, second issue, August, 1991: 279-294.
9. [Cited 350 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M. "Organizations as Storytelling Networks: A Study of Story Performance in an Office-Supply Firm," Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 36, 1991: 106-126.* http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/Boje_Storytelling_ASQ_1991.pdf
1. Reprinted in Organizational Psychology, Vol. III. Philip Stone and Mark Cannon (Eds.). Hamshire: Ashgate Publishing. Expected, December, 1997.
10. [Cited 35 times as of 2/15/08] Vance, C.M., Boje, D.M. & Stage, H.D. "An Examination of the Cross-Cultural Transferability of Traditional Training Principles for Optimizing Individual Learning," Journal of Teaching in International Business, Vol. 2, No. 3/4, 1991: 107-120.
11. [Cited 41 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M. "Consulting & Change in the Storytelling Organization," Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1991: 7-17.
12. [Cited 13 times as of 2/15/08] Hetrick, W.P. & Boje, D.M. "Postmodernity & Organization: The Body & Post-Fordist Control," Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1992: 48-57.
13. Vance, C.M., McClaine, S.R., Boje, D.M. & Stage, H.D. "An Examination of the Transferability of Traditional Performance Appraisal Principles Across Cultural Boundaries," Management International Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, 1992: 313-326.
14. Boje, D.M. "On Being Postmodern in the Academy: An Interview with Stewart Clegg," Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1993: 191-200. Click for PDF version.
15. [Cited 52 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M. & Winsor, R. "The Resurrection of Taylorism: Total Quality Management's Hidden Agenda," Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 6, No. 4 1993: 57-70. http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/Boje_Winsor_Anti_TQM_1993.htm
1. Reprinted in Ledelse I Dag, a quarterly Danish management publication (1996).
16. Das, T.K. & Boje, D.M. "Interorganizational networks: A meaning-based perspective." The International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 1 (2)- April), 1993: 161-183.
17. [Cited 67 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M. 1994. "Organizational Storytelling: The Struggles of Pre-modern, Modern & Postmodern Organizational Learning Discourses, Management Learning Journal, Vol. 25 (3): 433-461. DOWNLOAD PDF
18. Boje, D.M., White, J. & Wolfe, T. 1994. "The Consultant's Dilemma: A Multiple Frame Analysis of a Public Housing Community." In R.W. Woodman & B. Passmore (Eds.) Research in Organizational Change & Development, Vol. 8: 181-242.
19. Boje, D.M. & Rosile, G.A. 1994. "Diversities, Differences & Authors' Voices." Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 7(6): 8-17.
20. [Cited 298 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D. M. 1995. "Stories of the Storytelling Organization: A Postmodern Analysis of Disney as 'Tamara-land.'" Academy of Management Journal. 38(4): 997-1035.* http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/DisneyTamaraland.html or print out the PDF version
1. *Reprinted in The History of Management Thought. Marta Calas and Linda Smircich (Eds.). To be published, June, 1997. Dartmouth Publishing Company.
21. Boje, D.M. 1996. "Response to: Post-Modernity or High Modernity Getting Off the Runaway Train," Vol. 1, (2). EJROT- Electronic Journal of Radical Organizational Theory.
22. [Cited 10 times as of 2/15/08] Summers, D., Boje, D., Dennehy, R. & Rosile, G. 1997. "Deconstructing the Organizational Behavior Text," to appear in Special Issue on Postmodern & Critical Theory, Journal of Management Education, 21(3): 343-360.
23. [Cited 20 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M., Rosile, G, Dennehy, B, & Summers, D.1997. "Restorying reengineering: Some deconstructions and postmodern alternatives." Accepted for publication in Special Issue on Throwaway Employees, Journal of Communication Research.24(6): 631-668.*
24. Boje, D.M. 1997. "Expatriate Case Analysis." Management Communication Quarterly. 11(3): 460-485. November/December 1997 issue.*
25. "The Postmodern Turn form Stories-as-Objects to Stories-in-Context Methods" David M. Boje -- 1998 Research Methods Forum No. 3 (Fall 1998): 1-4 http://www.aom.pace.edu/rmd/1998_forum_postmodern_stories.html
26. 1999. "Is Nike Roadrunner or Wile E. Coyote? A Postmodern Organization Analysis of Double Logic," Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, March, Vol II. 77-109.
27. 1999 Nike, Greek Goddess of Victory or Cruelty? Women's Stories of Asian Factory Life." Journal of Organizational Change Management,Vol II(8): 461-480. http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/BojeVol11and6NikeGREEKgoddess.htm
28. [Cited 27 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D.M., Luhman, J. & Baack, D. 1999 "Hegemonic stories and encounters between storytelling organizations." Journal of Management Inquiry, 8(4): 340-360.
30. Gephart, R., Frayne C.A., Boje, D., White, J. & Lawless M. (2000). "Breaking Frames and Changing Fields," Genres at Journal of Management Inquiry, Editors' Special: Breaking the Frame Award Committee, Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol 9. No. 3, 246.
31. [Cited 15 times as of 2/15/08] David M. Boje & Grace Ann Rosile. 2001/ Where's the Power in Empowerment? Answers from Follett and Clegg, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, issue on Historical Perspectives of Workplace Empowerment. March, 2001, Vol. 37(1): 90-117.* http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/CleggFollett4_index.html
32. Boje, D. M. (2000) "Nike Corporate Writing of Academic, Business, and Cultural Practices." Management Communication Quarterly, issue on Essays for the Popular Management Forum, Volume4, Number 3: 507-516.* Prepublication draft at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/Nike_corporate_writing_shortversion.html
33. [Cited 11 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, D. M. (2000) "Phenomenal Complexity Theory and Change at Disney: Response to Letiche." Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol 13(6): 558-566. Prepublication draft at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/Disney_phenomenal_complexity.html
34. Boje, D. M. (2001) "Las Vegas Striptease Spectacles: Organization Power over the Body." M@n@gement, 4(3): 201-207. Special issue on Deconstructing Las Vegas at download pdf of issue at http://www.management-aims.com/download.php?id=32&l=en&f=43Boje2.pdf or this link
35. Boje, D. M. (2001) "Tamara Manifesto" TAMARA: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science, Vol 1 (1): 15-24. http://www.zianet.com/boje/tamara/
36. Boje, David M. (2001). Introduction to Deconstructing Las Vegas, M@n@gement, 4(3): 79-82. (Guest editor for the issue). See http://www.dmsp.dauphine.fr/management/PapersMgmt/43Boje.html for introduction and special issue at http://www.dmsp.dauphine.fr/management/
37. Boje, David M. (2001). The Sexual Politics of Sneakers: "Common Ground" and Absent-Referent Stories in the Nike Debate. Organization & Environment, Vol 14(3): 356-363.
38. Luhman, John T. & Boje, David. M. (2001). What is Complexity Science: A Possible Answer from Narrative Research. Emergence, 3(1), pp. 1158-168. DOWNLOAD PDF
39. Boje, David M. (2000) "Postmodern Détournement Analysis of the Popular Mechanics Spectacle using Stories and Photos of the Festive Community Life of Nickerson Gardens" EJ-ROT (Electroinic Journal of Radical Organization Theory). Volume 6 (1). http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/research/ejrot/ (Instructions: Click on 6.1, Boje article, and see full text of article).
40. Boje, D.M. 2001. Carnivalesque resistance to global spectacle: A critical postmodern theory of public administration, Administrative Theory & Praxis, 23(3), 431-458.* http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/carnivalesque_resistance_to_glob.htm
41. Boje, D. M. (2001). Tamara-izing PCT. Emergence: A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management. Vol. 3 (4): 26-31. An earlier version of the piece is available at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/papers/Phenomenal complexity theory 2000.html
42. Letiche, Hugo & D. M Boje (2001). Phenomenal Complexity Theory and the politics of organization Emergence: A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management. Vol. 3 (4): 5-25.
43. Boje, David M. & Rosile, G. A. (2002). Enron Whodunit? Ephemera. Vol 2(4), pp. 315-327 Available on line at
44. Boje, D. M. & G. A. Rosile. (2003) Comparison of Socio-Economic and other transorganizational development methods. Journal of Organizational Change Management. Special issue Socio-Economic Approach to Management, Henri Savall (Guest Editor). Vol. 16 (1): 10-20. The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast the socio-economic approach to management (SEAM) with 15 large system change methods. All 16 of these methods are part of the transorganizational development (TD) gameboard (see the Web site at http://web.nmsu.edu/~dboje/TDgameboard.html. Based on this comparison, the paper suggests that SEAM is broader-based, more integrative, and more postmodern (more multi-vocal and power-conscious) than most other TD methodologies.
45. Boje, D. M. & G. A. Rosile (2003). Theatrics of SEAM. Journal of Organizational Change Management. Special issue Socio-Economic Approach to Management, Henri Savall (Guest Editor). Vol. 16 (1): 21-32. Pre-publication PDF of this article; Workshop manual at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/theatrics/manual/THEATRE OF SEAM 27JUNE02.DOC
46. [Cited 14 times as of 2/15/08] Cunliffe, A. L., Luhman, J. T. & Boje, D. M. (2004). Narrative temporality theory: Implications for organization study. Organization Studies Journal *, 25 (2), 261-286. pre-publication pdf version
47. David M. Boje, John T. Luhman, & Ann L. Cunliffe (2003). A Dialectic Perspective on the Organization Theatre Metaphor American Communication Journal. Volume 6, Issue 2, 2003
48. [Cited 12 times as of 2/15/08] Boje, David M. & Grace Ann Rosile (2003). Life Imitates Art: Enrons Epic and Tragic Narration. Management Communication Quarterly.* Vol. 17 (1): 85-125. Pre-publication version at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/theatrics/7/EpicTragicTheatre.pdf
49. Boje, David M., Rosile, G.A., Durant, R.A. & Luhman, J.T. (2004) Enron Spectacles: A Critical Dramaturgical Analysis. Special Issue on Theatre and Organizations edited by Georg Schreyögg and Heather Höpfl, Organization Studies Journal * Vol 25(5), pp 1-24.
50. Boje, D. M. & Cai, Y. 2004. McDonald's: Grotesque Method and the Metamorphosis of the three Spheres: McDonald's, McDonaldland, and McDonaldization. Metamorphosis Journal. Vol 3 (1): 15-33. http://davidboje.com/McD/papers/Metamorphosis%20aritcle%20Boje%20Cia%202004%20McDonald%27s%20grotesque%20method%20of%20three%20spheres.pdf
51. Boje, D. M. 2004i. Inside the Rabelaisian Saleni Box. Page Proofs for Journal of Management Inquiry. Vol. 18 (2): 288-295. http://davidboje.com/McD/papers/Inside_Rabelisian_Box_McQ.pdf
52. Smith, W. I; Gardner, C; & Boje, D. M. (2004). Using the Ethnostatistics Methodology to reconcile rhetoric and reality: An examination of the management release of Enron's year end 2000 results. Qualitative Research In Accounting & Management. vol 1 (2): 1-16. http://davidboje.com/vitas/paper_pdfs/ethnoenron-qram2004.pdf
53. Boje, D. M. & C. Rhodes. (2005a). The Leadership of Ronald McDonald: Double Narration and Stylistic Lines of Transformation. Leadership Quarterly Journal * Vol 17 (1): 94-103. see pre-publication draft at http://davidboje.com/McD/papers/Ronald_McDonald_LQ_2005.pdf
54. Boje, D. M., & Rhodes, C. (2005b). The Virtual Leader Construct: The Mass Mediatization and Simulation of Transformational Leadership. Leadership Journal, Vol 4 (1): 407-428. http://davidboje.com/McD/papers/Fast_Food_Virtual_Leadership _Boje_Rhodes.pdf
Reprtinted in 2011 in the book: Leadership
Editor(s): David Collinson, Keith Grint and Brad Jackson
Publication date: March, 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd.
55. Boje, David M.; Esther Enríquez; M. Teresa González; & Eduardo Macías. 2005. Architectonics of McDonald’s Cohabitation with Wal-Mart: An Exploratory study of Ethnocentricity. Critical Perspectives on International Business Journal. Vol 1 (4): 241-262. See Pre-publication Draft at http://davidboje.com/McD/papers/Architectonics_McDonald_Jun_2005.pdf
56. Boje, David M.; Michaela Driver; & Yue Cai. 2005. Fiction and Humor in Transforming McDonald’s Narrative Strategies. Culture and Organization Journal, Vol 11(#3, Sept): 195–208. See Pre-publication draft http://davidboje.com/McD/papers/Culture_Org_2005_McD.pdf
57. Boje, D, M. & Joh, T. H. 2006. Can Chaebols become Postmodern? Problems and Perspectives in Management Journal. Issue 1, 2006 (published article PPM); Accepted Aug 23 2005 Pre-publication draft at http://davidboje.com/McD/papers/Can%20Chaebols%20become%20Postmod%20FEb%202005.pdf
58. Boje, D. M.; Gardner, Carolyn L. & Smith, William L. 2006. (Mis)Using Numbers in the Enron Story. Organizational Research Methodologies Journal *, Vol. 9 (4): 456-474. In the Ethnostatistics Special Issue (Bob Gephart, ed.) ORM Journal is one of the top 15 rated tier-one ranked journals in management. Pre-publication draft at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/690/papers/Enron_Ethnostatisics_2005.pdf
59. Boje, D. M. 2005. Wilda. Journal of Management Spirituality & Religion, Vol 2 (3): Article: 342-364, Epilogue: 399-405. (with accompanying commentaries by Eduardo Barrera, Heather Höpfl, Hans Hansen, David Barry, Gerald Biberman, Robin Matthews & John W. Bakke). pdf at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/690/papers/Wilda%20%20Aug%2019%2005%20JMSR%20Boje%20and%20COMMENTARIES.pdf Click Here
60. Boje, D. M. 2006. Pitfalls in Storytelling Advice and Praxis. Academy of Management Review,* Vol 31 (1): 218-224).This is a review essay of six storytelling consulting books, and consulting practices. Issues are raised and opportunities for future research. Click here.
61. Boje, D. M. 2006 What Happened on Way to Postmodern?Version 1 Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal (QROM-J). Vol 1 (1); 22-40. PDF is a pre-publication version of article.
62. Boje, D. M. 2006. Breaking out of Narrative's Prison: Improper Story in Storytelling Organization. Storytelling, Self, Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies. Vol 2 (2): 28-49. http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/690/papers/Story%20is%20Beyond%20Narrative%20Aug%2024%2005%20Boje.pdf
63. Boje, D. M. 2006. What happened on the way to postmodern? Part II. Journal of Administrative Theory & Praxis. Vol. 28 (4): 479-494. Earlier version presented at the Public Administration, Net conference. Click Here for Pdf pre-press version
64. Hansen, Hans; Barry, Daved; Boje, David; & Hatch, Mary Jo. 2007 Truth or Consequences: An improvised collective story construction. Journal of Management Inquiry. Vol. 16, No. 2, 112-126. Click here for pre-press pdf See JMI for published version
65. Hillon, M. E. & D. M. Boje. 2007. The Social Ecology of Action Research. Management Research Special Issue on Theme: International Perspectives on Validity and Epistemology in Action Research. Management Research News (Referreed publication) Vol. 30 No. 5, 359-367. Click here or Click here for pre-press pdf
66. Boje, D. M. & Khadija Al Arkoubi. 2005. Third Cybernetic Revolution: Beyond Open Dialogic System Theories. Tamara Journal. Vol 4 (2): 138-150. Click here for pre-press pdf file
67. Boje. D. M. 2005. Empire Reading of Manet's Execution of Maximilian: Critical Visual Aesthetics and Antenarrative Spectrality. Tamara Journal. Vol 4 (4): 118-134. Click here for pre-press pdf
68. Boje, D. M. & Rita Durant. 2006. Free Story! Tamara Journal. Vol 5 (3): 19-37. Click here for pre-press file ; click here for Tamara Journal pdf
69. Krizanc, John & D. M. Boje. Special Feature: Tamara Journal Interview with John Krizanc. Tamara Journal. Vol 5 (3): 70-77; Boje, D. M. Hyperion Responsorial: Tamara Organizing, Reply to Krizanc, pp. 81-85. Click here for Interview and response pdf
70. Gazi Islam, Michael J. Zyphur, & D. M. Boje. 2008 (accepted 2007). Carnival and Spectacle in Krewe de Vieux and the Mystic Krewe of Spermes: The Mingling of Organization and Celebration. Organization Studies Journal *. Accepted 12/11/06 Click here for pre-press pdf (without photos); see print version for photos. Organization Studies is a Top Tier international journal. Click here for pdf proof with photos.
71. Boje, D. M. & David H. Tobey. 2007. The little “c” catholic organization: Ecumentalism and the moral order of work. Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion. Special Issue: HEATHER HÖPFL AND PRZEMYSLAW PIATKOWSKI (Eds) CATHOLICS AND WORK: REFLECTIONS ON THE SOCIAL TEACHING OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Vol 4 (4): 443-460. Click here fore pre-press version.
72. Taylor, Karen; Durant, Rita, & Boje, D. M. 2007. Telling the story, hearing the Story: Narrative co-construction and crisis. Accepted by American Communication Journal* special issue on crisis communication and narrative. Accepted Oct 3, 2007. ACJ is among the top 20 communicaiton studies journals. See pre-press pdf
73. Boje, D. M.; Kahn, F.R. (2009). 'Story-Branding by Empire Entrepreneurs: Nike, Child Labour, and Pakistan's Soccer Ball Industry. Journal of Small Business Entrepreneurship. Vol. 22 (1); 9-24. Accepted Oct 31 2007. Click here for pre-press PDF version ; formatted version
74. Landrum, N. & Boje, D. M. 2008. Using an Ethnostatistical Analysis to Understand Data,” of Organization Management Journal. Accepted Nov 2 2007 for publication in Emerging Scholarship Section. This is an ethnostatistics analysis of data used to make ethical claims. Click here for pre-press PDF version
75. Boje, D. M. & Jo Tyler. 2009. Story and Narrative Noticing: Workaholism Autoethnographies. Journal of Business Ethics,* special issue on workaholism, Vol 82 (2): 173-194 (Accepted for publication Dec 22 2007). Click here for pre-press PDF version Actual printed version form Springer
76. Boje, D. M.; Hansen, Hans; & Rosile, Grace Ann. 2007. From theatrics to metatheatre: The Enron Drama. Revue Sciences do Gestion, Management Sciences,* no 58, pp. 63-83. This journal is among the top European journals, with an editorial board of prominent Academy of Management leaders for its English edition. Click here for pre-press PDF version
77. Boje, D. M.; & Rosile, Grace Ann. 2008. Specters of Wal-Mart: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Stories of Sam Walton’s Ghost. Critical Discourse Studies Journal.Click here for pre-press PDF version. Full journal article pdf
78. Boje, D. M.; Gomez, C. 2008. A Study of Socioeconomic Interventions of Transorganizaiton Storytelling Among New Mexico Arts Organizations. Accepted for publication in Revue Sciences do Gestion, Management Sciences. This journal is among the top European journals, with an editorial board of prominent Academy of Management leaders for its English edition. Click here for pre-press PDF version
79. Muayyad, Jabri; Allyson, Adrian D.; & Boje, D. M. 2008. Reconsidering the Role of Conversations in Change Communication: A Contribution based on Bakhtin. Vol 21 (6): 667-685.Accepted Apr 2nd 2008 for publication in Journal of Organizational Change Management. Click here for pre-press PDF of earlier version ; final PDF copy.
80. Boje, D. M. 2009. Excess of history and dance of narrative with living story noticing. Tamara Journal of Critical Organziation Inquiry. Vol 8 (1): 80-94.
81. Jorgensen Molbherg, Kenneth; & Boje, D. M. 2009. Genealogies of becoming: Antenarrative inquiry in organizations. Tamara Journal of Critical Organization Inquiry. Vol. 8 (1): 32-46.
82. Boje, D., & Smith, R. (2010). Re-storying and visualizing the changing entrepreneurial identities of Bill Gates and Richard Branson. Culture and Organization, 16(4), 307-331.. Accepted June 2, 2009. Photos approved by Microsoft and Virgin Atlantic Mar 11 2010. pre-press pdf version.
83. Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen and David Boje. 2010."Resituating narrative and story in business ethics" Business Ethics: A European Review (journal). Accepted January 20, 2010. Click for pre-press pdf.
84. Kopf, Dennis A.; Boje, David M.; & Torres, Ivonne M. 2010. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Dialogical Ethics and Market Information. Journal of Business Ethics, Special Issue on Critical Management Studies and Business Ethics. Accepted Jan 25, 2009. Click for pre-press pdf.
85. Khun, Farzad Rafi; Westwood, Robert; & Boje, D. M. 2010. 'I feel like a foreign agent.': NGO and Corporate Responsibiltiy Negotiations in Third World Child Labor." Accepted for publication (ANov 24 2009) in Human Relations Journal. Click here for pre-press pdf.
86.Smith, W. ; Boje, D. M.; & Melendrez, K. 2010. "The financial crisis and mark-to-market accounting: an analysis of cascading and media rhetoric and storytelling" accepted for the special issue on Accounting in the Media to be published in Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management Vol. 7 Iss: 3, pp.281 - 303. Click to see pre-publication pdf of article. Click here to see official published abstract
87. David M. Boje, Ken Baskin, (2011) "Our organizations were never disenchanted: Enchantment by design narratives vs enchantment by emergence", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 24 Iss: 4, pp.411 - 426. Accepted for Publication in Journal of Organization Change Management 7/4/2010. Click here to purchase actual article from Emerald. Click here for pre-press pdf. Should be out later this year or 2011.
88. Boje, D. M. (2011). Reflections: What does Quantum Physics of Storytelling Mean for Change Management?Journal of Change Management, accepted 7/22/2011, Vol. 12 (3): 253-271. Click here for pre-press pdf.
89. Boje, D. M.; Jørgensen, Kenneth Mølbjerg; & Strand, Anete M. Camille. (2013) TOWARDS A POSTCOLONIALSTORYTELLING THEORY OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION, was accepted 9/27/2011 for publication in Journal of Management Philosophy, expected date of publication, 2013. Click here for pre-press pdf.
89. Aguirre, G; Boje, D.;Cast, M.;Conner, S. Helmuth, C.; Mittal, R.; Saylors, R.; Tourani, N.; Vendette, S.; Yan, T. Q. (2013). “University Sustainability and System Ontology,” Special Issue: Organizational Innovations and Responses for Universal Equilibrium, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Vol. 15(4): 577-618.Accepted October 2012. The journal has a 90% rejection rate, so receiving a first round accept, was good news. Co-authors are from Management and Marketing departments of New Mexico State University, and are listed in alphabetical order. Click here for pre press pdf.
90. Rosile, G. A.; Boje, D. M.; Carlon, D.; Downs, A.; Saylors, R. (2013). Storytelling Diamond: An Antenarrative Integration of the Six Facets of Storytelling in Organization Research Design.Organizational Research Methods (ORM) Journal, Volume 16 Issue 4 October 2013 pp. 557 - 580. Accepted Feb 14 2013. The authors’ intent was to provide specific paradigmatic guidance to those interested in designing storytelling research. They hope this guidance will contribute to the rigor and usefulness of this relatively new and growing area of organizational study. One editor said “I can imagine this paper becoming a seminal one in qualitative methods.” ORM achieved early visibility with its placement in a top-10 list of most prestigious journals (Zickar & Highhouse, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 2001). Click here for pre press pdf
91. Landrum, Nancy E., Carolyn L. Gardner, and David M. Boje. "A Values-Based and Integral Perspective of Strategic Management." The Journal of Values-Based Leadership 6.1 (2013): 1-12. Click here for on line published version.
92. Haley, U. C.; Boje, D. M. (2014). Storytelling the Internationalization of the Multinational Enterprise. Accepted on May 4th, 2014 at Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). Click here for pre-publication draft.
ABSTRACT: Internationalization deals with expansion across space and time. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) create self-justificatory narratives of internationalization managed through interpreting local and global data from multiple stakeholders. These narratives mitigate such concerns in internationalization as liabilities of foreignness and requirements for ethical accountings across borders. Directed observations of McDonald’s Corporation show how MNEs create strategic narratives for relevance and strategic fit within and across international markets. We categorize stories using socio-linguist Mikhail Bakhtin’s typology of nine, space-time conceptions. Competing space-time conceptions in consumers’, authors’ and societies’ stories of internationalization interact with managerial narratives to affect international product and task environments. Note: The Journal of International Business Studies is the top-ranked journal in the field of international business, publishing insightful, innovative and impactful research.
The Journal of International Business Studies is the top-ranked journal in the field of international business; 2012 Five-year Impact Factor: 5.183 “; "One of 45 journals used by Financial Times to determine business school research rankings”; Ranked 7/116 in Business category”; JIBS is an A+ journal (WVU’s journal rankings and our benchmark Management departments' Ohio State, Pitt, Michigan State, Minnesota, Virginia, Indiana etc.), also on the "usual" A+ lists – the restrictive UT Dallas list (business journals almost universally ranked A+) as well as FT list (used at top MBA programs). For those researching international, JIBS is the brass ring in UBO ranking.
93. Smith, W. L., Boje, D. M., Foster, T. W. (2014). A tetranormalization intervention of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Recherches en Sciences de Gestion-Management Sciences-Ciencias de gestión, 99(6), 65-101.
94. Boje, D. M., Haley, U. C., & Saylors, R. (2015). Antenarratives of organizational change: The microstoria of , Vol. 69(2) 391–418. King’s storytelling in space, time and strategic context. human relations, 0018726715585812. On April 15 2015 Journal of Human Relations (a top tier pub on most lists) officially accepted article
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Antenarratives of organizational change:
The microstoria of Burger King’s storytelling in space, time and strategic context
David M Boje, Usha CV Haley, and Rohny Saylors
Human Relations, published online before print September 29, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0018726715585812
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This research extends our understanding of organizational sensemaking through storytelling to highlight complex processes of organizational change in space, time and strategic context. We focus on the concept of antenarratives, how managers’ and other stakeholders’ fragmented speculations regarding futures may legitimate or resist organizational change. Antenarratives are not yet fully-formed narratives, but rather pieces of organizational discourse that help to construct identities and interests. We explain the theoretical relevance of Russian socio-linguist Mikhail Bakhtin’s space and time conceptualizations (chronotopes) for strategic narratives of change, and illustrate how antenarratives play important roles in narrative chronotopes. We relate German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s reasons for being in relation to others (existential ontology) to stakeholders’ and organizational identities, and to antenarrative glimpses in Bakhtin’s chronotopes. Through these theorizations, we contribute to conversations surrounding managerial discourses of organizational change, and discussions on how researchers may analyze antenarratives in relation to stabilized narratives. We use microstoria, or little-story analysis, and the case of Burger King Corporation’s international strategizing, to highlight emergent conflicts and their resolution for sensemaking that includes diverse organizational stakeholders and affects organizational effectiveness.
antenarrative, Bakhtin, change, communication, Heidegger, polyphony, storytelling, time
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95. Saylors, R., Boje, D. M., & Mueller, T. J. (2014). Entrepreneurial Storytelling in Moments of Friendship: Antenarratives of business plans, risk taking, and venture capital narratives. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry,12(4). Abstract:
Storytelling is important for understanding business plans, risk taking, and venture capital. Narratives can limit the entrepreneur’s ability to dynamically change. Friendship is when entrepreneurs can focus on antenarratives and living stories instead of static narratives. Friendship happens in the future before it becomes a narrative past. In this article we outline fore-having, fore-telling, fore-structure, and fore-conception. These relate to four antenarratives before, bet, beneath, and between. We do this is so that we can answer the questions "how can we understand entrepreneurial storytelling processes in moments of friendship?" and "How can entrepreneurial storytelling overcome narrative degradation of living story?" At its core, the answer is is that in the entrepreneurial storytelling moments of friendship can allow living story interactions by creating new fraternity. Download PDF at TAMARA
96. David M. Boje, Grace Ann Rosile, Jillian Saylors, and Rohny Saylors. (2015). Using Storytelling Theatrics for Leadership Training. Advances in Developing Human Resources 1–15. Abstract The Problem. How can leaders learn to use power in ways that minimize oppression and resistance, and instead are more liberating? As perceived oppression leads to resistance, leaders who are untrained in these power dynamics may enact oppressive behaviors and trigger resistance without awareness or intention to do so. The Solution. This article describes a leadership training process we call storytelling theatrics. These storytelling theatrics formats explore power dynamics in multi-voiced scenarios that incorporate many perspectives. This method gives participants a voice in their own learning and creates actors instead of auditors. It brings hidden sources of oppression to center stage, to fully explore more liberating possibilities for both followers and leaders. Leaders can minimize repression and resistance if they understand, uncover, and confront these expressions of power. Click here for online copy of journal article
97. Bülow, Anne Marie (Copenhagen Business School); Boje, David M. (Management Department) (2015). “The Antenarrative of Negotiation” acepted Sep 8 2015 in the Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation (JSCAN). Vol. 1: 200-213, first published on October 7, 2015 doi:10.1177/2055563615610016Within organizations, there are occasions where a contract negotiation is recognizable, e.g. a job offer. However, that situation is already embedded in other structures and negotiations. This article explores the nature of such embeddedness. We extend negotiation theory by adding an analysis of the multiplicity of contexts that inform the process of continuous positioning in the organization. We organize the various kinds of influences on the stakeholders along the lines of Boje’s antenarrative paradigm, in order to show how the web of issues, positions and constraints come to form the bases of argumentation that underlie negotiation. We study a case of New Public Management in a university, as an organization with several layers of decision-makers and distributed responsibility for resource allocation. By examining the dynamic development of antenarrative, we contribute a theory of embeddedness that helps to develop strategic ‘bets on the future’ that practitioners can use as a preparation tool before negotiations.See pre-publication version pdf or see entire article online http://jsc.sagepub.com/content/1/3/200.full.pdf+html
98.Varra, Eero; Sonenshein, Scott; Boje, David. M. (2016). Narratives as sources of stability and change in organizations: Approaches and directions for future research. The Academy of Management Annals, 10(1), 495-560. Nov 24 2015 published on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19416520.2016.1120963Accepted 22 October, 2015. Annals is ranked #1 of 185 journals in the ISI impact index with an impact factor of 10.866. Abstract: While narrative analysis has made significant advances in organization and management studies, scholars have not yet unleashed its full potential. This review provides an understanding of key issues in narrative analysis with a focus on the role of narratives in organizational stability and change. We elaborate on three key approaches to narrative analysis on stability and change: realist, interpretative and poststructuralist approaches. We then review several key topic areas where narrative analysis has so far offered the most promise: organizational change, identity, strategy, entrepreneurship and personal change. We then identify important issues that warrant attention in future research, both theoretically and methodologically. see pre-publication versi (on pdf. or published version http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19416520.2016.1120963(To view all your articles published with T&F, please go to www.tandfonline.com and click on "Sign in" at the top of the page. Enter your username (the email address shown above) and your password. (For help with a forgotten password, please click "Forgot password".)
99.Rosile, Grace Ann; Boje, David M.; Nez, Carma Claw. (2016). “Ensemble Leadership Theory: Collectivist, Relational, and Heterarchical Roots from Indigenous Contexts.” Leadership journal. ABSTRACT. The authors propose an “Ensemble Leadership Theory” (ELT) rooted in an indigenous world-view. First, ELT casts leadership as a collective phenomenon. It moves away from the “hero” leadership views and instead, connects with the recent “shared” views of leadership. Second, ELT is dynamic rather than static, as revealed using storytelling and “antenarrative” analysis. Third, ELP assumes a social structure which is decentered, as well as multi-centered and non-human-centric. Fourth, the combination of dynamism and multi-centeredness yields a structure which storytelling scholars call “rhizomatic” and archeologists term “heterarchical.” These ELT qualities of collectivist, relational, dynamic, and heterarchic draw on the archeology of the prehispanic southest. From these ancient roots, ELT emerges to break new ground in collective leadership theories. The article will appear in the Sage journal Leadership: Special Issue on Indigenous Leadership.
Authors: Grace Ann Rosile and David M. Boje, both Professors of Management at NMSU, and Carma Claw Nez, PhD student in Management at NMSU.
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100. Boje, D. M. & Strevel, Hank (2016).Feature Choice: Using Quantum Storytelling to Bridge Appreciative Inquiry to Socio-Economic Approach to Intervention Research. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry. Vol. 18 (# 3): pp. 79-89. ABSTRACT: In this essay we will develop a process-bridge of Quantum Storytelling Ontology (QSO) between Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and the Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM). The contribution of this bridge is to give AI and SEAM compatibility by developing their storytelling capabilities as all three approaches place storytelling at the heart of their change intervention strategies by moving from a downward spiral into a positive upward spiral of human potential. SEAM focuses on how to uncover hidden costs and untapped revenues. AI develops human potential by reclaiming positive stories of unique moments of accomplishment and developing a design for its ideal future. QSO focuses on developing human potential by moving from an inauthentic to authentic embodiment of Self. The QSO-bridge establishes a better, more authentic attunement between humans and their Being-in-the-world.
101. Jeanne Flora, David Boje, Grace Ann Rosile, Kenneth Hacker. (2016). Journal of Veterans Studies. Vol 1, No 1 Theoretical and Applied Review of Embodied Restorying for Post-Deployment Family Reintegration ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to introduce the theory and application of Embodied Restorying Practices (ERPs), an intervention designed to promote military family reintegration. ERPs are an approach to family storytelling that takes on a sociomaterial, translational approach. ERPs are geared toward individuals and families who have experienced stress, separation, or trauma. A facilitator follows the steps of ERPs to encourage people to move beyond grand culturally imposed narratives or separate, looped stories of trauma/difficulty. ERPs prompt families to reframe stories in cognitive and material ways to create positive, unified, living stories of the future that, when reinforced by the family system, give members increased agency and family connection. Practical roots of ERPs stem from equine-assisted interventions with veterans. Theoretical review shows how ERPs fit in the context of family storytelling research and warrant further research. See pre-publication pdf draft versionAvailable online in PDF at
102. Marja Flory, Rita Durant, Slawek Magala, David Boje & Alexis Downs Heather Höpfl’s storytelling. Pages 110-117 | Received 15 Dec 2015, Accepted 27 Sep 2016, Published online: 13 Oct 2016Boje's section: Hather Höpfl , A Fore-Caring Feminist Storyteller. Accepted (minor revisions) to Culture and Organization Journal. Aug 24, 2016.
Heather Höpfl had a way of telling stories that was not the conventional case study, not precisely autoethnography or ethnography. It was something entirely different, and something worthy of a new social science category that is before and beyond both narrative and story. For me, Heath Höpfl’s did a critical storytelling, something that is thoroughly critical, historical, and antenarrative. Critical ‘antenarrative’ is an analysis of what is beneath the narrative, before-narrative, in-between ‘grand’ narrative and the plethora of living story, and its is the becoming that is necessary to storytelling emergence. "Heather Höpfl’s storytelling" has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14759551.2016.1243107. Here is Boje's pre-press part of Heather's storytelling; here is final version or here for final version
103. Ross, J.; Cast, M.; Boje, D. M. (2016) It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: the expiration of work-life balance" pp. 1-114 accepted Aug 23, 2016 Journal of Management Inquiry. This is a theory combining work-life balance with systemicity (the unmergedness and unfinalizedness of organizaiton system). JMI impact Factor :0.943 | Ranking:Management 129 out of 192. Acceptance rate: 14%. This is a qualitative piece analyzing the employee reviews from the best and worst companies to work for. Then, using systemicity (the unmergedness and unfinalizedness of organization system), it challenges current work-life balance beliefs and suggests a new, more appropriate framework, work-life flexibility. John Ross is currently a Ph.D student in Management, Melissa Cast graduated and is an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University. online available
104. Jørgensen, K. M., & Boje, D. M. (2009). Genealogies of Becoming-Antenarrative Inquiry in Organizations. Tamara Journal of Critical Organisation Inquiry, 8(1/2), 32. DOWNLOAD PDF
105. Pittz, Thomas G; Boje, David M.l Intindola, Melissa; & Nicholson, Stephanie. (2016). “COPE”ing with Institutional Pressures: A Reintroduction of Pragmatism to the Study of Organizations. Accepted on Nov 5, 2016 at Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy. Abstract: Recent organizational scholarship has begun to rekindle an interest in the study of pragmatism and our goal in this manuscript is to demonstrate that pragmatist thought has important implications for organizational studies that have been overlooked due to contention over nuances of the theory. As such, we propose a synthesis of pragmatism through the COPE typology (Boje, 2014) that represents our view of the four main tenants of pragmatism: Critical, Ontological, Positivistic, and Epistemic. Further, we utilize COPE by applying it to the question of organizational heterogeneity within institutional theory. In doing so, this manuscript makes important contributions to the study of pragmatism and institutional theory while providing new insights to predict how internal organizational processes are developed and how organizations respond to environmental pressures. Keywords: pragmatism; institutional theory; strategic decision-making; organizational change Click here for PDF pre-press version. or this one
106. Boje, D. M. & M. W. Lundholt. Editorial for special issue, on Counternarrative, accepted Nov 5, 2016, to be published in European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management See pre-press PDF
107. Boje, D. M.; Svane, Marita; Gergerich, Erika. expected publication date (2016 or early 2017). "Counternarrative and Antenarrative Inquiry in Two Cross-Cultural Contexts". Accepted Nov 25, 2015, European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management Click here for pre-publication pdf For ranking information on this journal Abstract: We develop a theory of antenarrative practices in relation to the interplay of dominant cultural narrative and counternarratives of resistance. Antenarrative is defined here as the field of forces before, between, beneath, bets, and becoming that occurs in the reduction of diverse living stories of Self to hegemonic narratives and counternarratives. We contribute two case studies of ways antenarrative processes accomplish the hegemony and resistance occurring between dominant narrative and counternarrative. In the first case dominant cultural narratives of homelessness are resisted by counternarrative theatrical performances by developing micro-politic antenarrative threads to bring what is before, beneath, between, and becoming to the fore, so that alternative bets on the future become presented to audiences. We also offer an antenarrative inquiry into counternarrative and narrative cultural stereotypical representations of race, class, and gender, and offer theory and methodology resources for a more meaningful understanding of homeless life and cultures. The second case explores narrative-counternarrative and antenarrative inquiry into a cross-cultural merger between two companies. Both cases contribute to how the storytelling world is an interplay of dominant narratives and their counternarratives, and the undercurrent of antenarrative processes.
108. Boje, D. M.; Hillon, Yue; Mele, Tara M. (2017). 21st Century University and the Failure of Business Process Reengineering.Accepted Jan 6 2017, will be published in Organization Development Journal, Spring 2017 - Volume 35, Number 1. Abstract The wrong models of organizational development are being used to reorganize universities. This paper examines the demands of 21st century universities and why Business Process Reengineering (BPR) won’t get us there. By presenting an ethnographic case study of one PRU’s tragic journey with business process reengineering and reflecting on the unintended but predictable consequences, a socioeconomic approach that is decidedly against reengineering is proposed to be the path forward. A socioeconomic approach builds human potential and launches revenue development projects self-financed by diagnosing and redressing hidden costs. Keywords: Business Process Reengineering, 21st Century University, Socioeconomic Organizational Development, Wicked Problem, Neo-Taylorism. Click here for pre-press PDF.
109. Boje, D. M.; Hillon, Yue. 2017. "The Dialectical Development of “Storytelling” Learning Organizations: A Case Study of a Public Research University" acceoted Feb 6 2017 for publication in The Learning Organization journal. Abstract‘Learning organization’ theory has been characterized by a confusion set of models and conceptual foundations. The purpose of the this article is to contribute to theory development by defining a dialectical development approach to what I call the ‘storytelling learning organization’, a conceptual framework presented along with criteria to evaluate different kinds of dialectical development claims in ‘storytelling learning organization’ work are bona fide instances of one or another dialectical ontology ranging from Hegelian, Marxian, Brierian, to Žižekian. Each is a different kind of dialectical ontology, and there posit different learning organization consequences for theory and practice. Click here for PDF
110. David M. Boje (NMSU); Heather Baca-Greif (Denmark), Melissa Intindola (graduate NMSU Management Department; Steven Elias (Left NMSU Management Department for Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration). The Episodic Spiral Model: A New Approach to Organizational Processes. Accepted April 9 2017 for publication in Journal of Organizational Change Management. ABSTRACT Purpose: This article seeks to develop a new model for depicting organizational processes: the Episodic Spiral Model (ESM).
Design/methodology/approach: Based on a strong process view as the orienting paradigm, we demonstrate the need for the ESM by discussing the shortcomings of two specific spiral types in the organizational literature-the knowledge creation spiral and the efficacy spiral. Findings: A review of each spiral type through the lens of nonlinear assumptions reveals the treatment to date of organizational spirals as uni-directional and insufficient for understanding organizations. We propose that managers must undertake a paradigm shift in order to gain a greater awareness of both the environment in which they operate, as well as their process actions. To facilitate this shift, the ESM depicts choice points, chosen and rejected trajectories, and upward and downward environmental-drafts, as well as a multi-dimensional environment, as a way of re-conceptualizing approaches to space, time, and change in organization studies. Originality/value: We propose that our model provides a way for scholars to enhance the study of organizations by 1) Understanding that organizations exist in a more dynamic environment than previously studied, 2) Recognizing that the organization has a wider range of choices available, and acknowledging the long-lasting ramifications of both choices made and choices discarded, and 3) Obtaining a more comprehensive look at the way the organization moves through space and time at any given moment. Taken together, we hope that these contributions allow organizational scholars a new approach to theorizing, exploring, and writing about the organizations they study.
111. David M. Boje and Yue Cai Hillon. (2017). "The Fifth Epoch: Socio-Economic Approach to Sustainable Capitalism" (MS #1029) has been published to Markets, Globalization & Development Review, Vol 2 (2), online. Abstract The purpose of this conceptual essay is to challenge the inevitability of living with the destructive beast of speculative market economics in the 4th epoch of global capitalism. We are facing an existential socioecological threat from the short-term excesses of financial capitalism, a socially irresponsible form that consumes without producing value and without bearing entrepreneurial risk, benefitting only the few. The fate of roughly 90% of humanity hangs in the balance. The primary contribution of this paper proposes a 5th epoch of capitalism, inspired by Savall and Zardet’s socio-economic and sustainable approach that restores human potential and value creation to spacetimemattering. Applying their conceptual innovation moves capitalism to a Bernácer-Perroux economic universe, with a different curvature capable of reconfiguring organizational story spacetime and resituating the antenarrative of global capitalism. Keywords Capitalism, socio-economic, sustainable, human potential. http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/mgdr/vol2/iss1/2. Direct link http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1029&context=mgdr
112. David Boje (2017)of Management Department and co-authors Marc Stierand (Germany) and strategy professor Usha Haley have an article accepted in the Journal of Creative Behavor, manuscript entitled "Paradoxes of ‘having an idea’: examining the creative process through an antenarrative lens". Accepted 1 November 2017.
113.Boje, D. M. (2018). "Spice and Bath Salts Business Case: Complying with the Spirit and Intent of Drug Laws and Regulations". Submitted 2016, Accepted Feb 2, 2018 double blind peer reviewed, Amity Case Research Journal. prepresss version.
114. Stierand, M., Boje, D. M., Gl?veanu, V., Dörfler, V., Haley, U. C., & Feuls, M. (2017). Paradoxes of “creativity”: Examining the creative process through an antenarrative lens. The Journal of Creative Behavior. Abstract In this theoretical paper we go beyond other organizational creativity research attempting to find a comprehensive narrative structure of creative conditions and look instead through an antenarrative lens at more dynamic interplay of embodied practices that can bring about new discoveries. Through theorizing, contextualised in the haute cuisine industry, we demonstrate that chefs’ practices, which we collected from the literature, can help depicting ‘prototypical’ characters that chefs adopt when organizing and leading for creativity. Each character is a metaphor symbolizing a constellation of organizational constraints on entrepreneurship, play and creativity. In other words, our characters signify different ways of how the entrepreneurial space in which creativity and play happens is constrained and provide vignettes for researchers to explore actions in context and to look for evoking stories of organizational creativity. Prepress copy on Research Gate.