David M. Boje Ph.D. is a Professor at Aalborg's Business College. He teaches qualitative storytelling science methods at Cabrini University in Philadelphia. He is editor-in-chief of the Business Storytelling Encyclopedia.  Boje gives invited keynote presentations on storytelling science, water crises, and the global climate crisis, all around the world. Boje is Regents Professor and Professor Emeritus at New Mexico State University. He is a Director European School of Governance (EUSG) where Louis Klein is dean. He is member of the editorial board of the The Systemic Change Journal that is an ongoing conversation about ways of Governing the Anthropocene, and helping to set up a Sustainability Storytelling Lab. David is what Foucault calls a 'specific intellectual' and he is an international scholar confronting the 'regimes of truth' with his own storytelling paradigm. He created the field of “antenarrative” research. David was Editor of the Journal of Organizational Change Management for 14 years, and founder and editor of Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry for 10 years. He was Co-Founder and Board Chair for the entire 25-year life span of the Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry. He was past chair of the Academy of Management Research Methods division, winner of the New Mexico State University Distinguished Career Award, and currently holds NMSU’s highest rank as Regents Professor. He also was awarded an honorary doctorate from Aalborg University in Denmark, where he is considered the “godfather” of their Material Storytelling Lab. The Military Family storytelling lab work continues in New Mexico to develop embodied restorying sandtray and equine assisted restorying as evidence-based protocol. He is working with https://truestorytelling.org on sustainability storytelling, and convenes the annual 'Quantum Storytelling Conference' each December in Las Cruces New Mexico with Emeritus Professor Grace Ann Rosile (https://davidboje.com/quantum). Current printable vita


200 papers presented at professional societies

24 books published

50 conference proceedings

41 invited journal articles

4 books in press, another on the way

20 featured news articles

110 refereed journal articles (total all journal articles= 151)

101 chapters in books

Current submissions on water storytelling

$600,000 in grants and contracts over his career . "David M. Boje" is mentioned by one of the top 4% most read authors on Academia.5795 papers and books cite him.

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I am Editor-in-Chief for the Business Storytelling Encyclopedia

We have three sets of volume we intend for a paradigm shift in business storytelling. I have recruited the best storytelling editors for each volume. Please contact them if you have an article that you want to submit. The project will take submission all of 2019 and we will get peer reviews done in 2020 and have this out in press for 2021.

Set 1: “Corporate and Business Strategies of Business Storytelling" (set sub-title) “A World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Storytelling” (overall title)

Business Storytelling Socioeconomics - Amandine Savall Lyon ISEOR Institute SAVALL Amandine <amandine.savall@iseor.com>

Business Storytelling of Entrepreneurship - Associate Professor Duncan Pelly <duncan.pelly@gmail.com> Abilene University, Texas

Business Storytelling in Ensemble Leadership - Grace Ann Rosile Professor Emeritus, New Mexico State University, garosile@nmsu.edu 

Business Storytelling and Strategy - Yue Cai - Yue Cai "Yue C. Hillon" <ycaihillon@gmail.com> Associate Professor, Western North Carolina "Yue C. Hillon" <ycaihillon@gmail.com>

Business Storytelling and Change Management - Mark Hillon, <mehillon@gmail.com> independent consultant and Ph.D. in socioeconomic change management

Business Storytelling and Communication - Independent research scientists and Ph.D. Jillian Saylors, <jrwsaylors@gmail.com

Set 2: "Methodologies and Big Data Analysis of Business Storytelling"(set sub-title) “A World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Storytelling” (overall title)

Business True Storytelling - Jens Larsen - Independent Consultant and Ph.D.  <info@oldfriendsindustries.com> Copenhagen, Denmark

Business Storytelling and Big Data Methods - Associate Professor Rohny Saylors <rsaylors@gmail.com> Washington State University

Business Storytelling and 4th Wave Grounded Theory Methodology - Marita Svane <msvane@business.aau.dk> Associate Professor, Business College, Aalborg University

Business Storytelling, Science, and Statistics - Professor David Trafimow <dtrafimo@nmsu.edu>  and editor Journal of Applied and Experimental Social Psychology, New Mexico State University

History and Business Storytelling - Prof. Albert Mills,
St Mary's University,  <albert.mills@smu.ca>

Set 3: “Ethical Practices of Business Storytelling” (set sub-title)

Business Storytelling and Sustainability - Professor Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen <kmj@business.aau.dk> -Business College, Aalborg University, Denmark

Business Storytelling and Postcolonialism - Ali Mir, Raza Mir and Saadia Toor, contact: <MirR@wpunj.edu> 

Business Storytelling and Gender-Telling - Alessio Sartore <alessio.sartore@gmail.com> Professor of Content Management & 
Corporate Storytelling at IULM University, Milan, Italy

Race, Ethnicity and Business Storytelling - Jean Helms Mills -  <jean.mills@smu.ca> Professor Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia 

Business Storytelling and Indigenous Wisdom - Professor Tyron Love <tyron.love@canterbury.ac.nz> Business College, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Download draft at https://davidboje.com/water Book out end 2019

new book
Theorizing in Organization Studies: Insights from Key Thinkers by Anne Vorre Hansen and Sabine Madson. Elgar
Baed on interview ithe David Boje, Barbara Czarniawska, Kenneth Gergen, Tor Hernes, Geert Hofstede, Edgar Shein, Andrew Van de Ven, and Karl Weick

Hardback 2019 August 8th
Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

boje new book storytelling methods







NEXT BOOK for 2020:

Seven True Storytelling Principles that Ensure Support and Success of Your Change-Management Strategy

David Boje

Jens Larsen


Lena Bruun

London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis). 



Book to be released 2019 by Emerald Press edited by David Boje and Mabel Sanchez


Print Edition Book released Aug. 1 2017 Order from Amazon.com; Look inside.

ISBN- 13-978-1521963470
ISBN-10: 1521963479

Kindle version


Theaters of Capitalism: Creating
                                  Conscious Capitalism by [Boje, David]

Theaters of Capitalism: Creating Conscious Capitalism

[Print Replica] Kindle Edition

by David Boje (Author)

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The Emerald of Handbook of Management and Organizational Inquiry edited by David Boje and Mabel Sanchez, to be released end of 2019 Emerald Press


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Available from Routledge May 2014; See Reviews; See Book Signing Flyer

2014 BOOK edited by David M. Boje and Tonya Wakefield

Being Quantum: Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative

Available from Amazon 2014

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Organizational Change and Global Standardization: Solutions to Standards and Norms Overwhelming Organizations (Routledge Studies in Organizational Change & Development) Hardcover - Available on 31 Jul. 2015

by David M. Boje (Editor)


by Tonya Henderson (Author), David M. Boje (Author)
Dance to Music of Story Storyteling and the Future of Organizations An
                    Antenarrative Handbook Companion

(2010) Dance to the Music of Story: Understanding Human Behavior through the Integration of Storytelling and Complexity Thinking

Written/Edited by: David M. & Ken Baskin 2010, ISBN 9780984216529 (296 pages), Emergent Publications Order Here; About authors & content
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(2011). Storytelling and the Future of Organizations: An Antenarrative Handbook (London: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society) [Hardcover]; Authors & Table of Contents

David M. Boje (Editor)

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(2011). The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change [Hardcover]that The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change, has been published. Ships from and sold by Amazonite see Routledge website for summary

David Boje (Editor), Bernard Burnes (Editor), John Hassard (Editor).
Hardback: 978-0-415-55645-3: October 2011: $195.00 – £115.00
... offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. The volume brings together the very best contributors not only from the field of organizational change, but also from adjacent fields, such as strategy and leadership. These contributors offer fresh and challenging insights to the mainstream themes of this discipline. Read More

2008 Storytelling Organizations, Sage, 2008 Order here ; Press Release ; Book Review ; Published book review 2009

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2008 Critical Theory Ethics for Business & Public Administration | Information Age Press; Order here ; Amazon Order Here ; see larger image

ISBN-10: 159311785X
ISBN-13: 978-1593117856s

Workshops Available . The Ethical Optimist Living Story, and Value-Based Ethics and Story Ethics.

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2008 Managing in the Postmodern World: America's Revolution Against Exploitation 2008 Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press (re-release of the 1994 book) order here

Workshops Available Story Leader Assertiveness

2008 Managerial Psychology
Three-Volume Set
Edited by:
Yochanan Altman , Frank Bournois &
David M. Boje Series:
SAGE Library in Business and Management Order Here
2009 - WORK AND ORGANIZATION: THE AESTHETIC DIMENSION - Written/Edited by: David Boje, Adrian Carr & Philip Hancock
2009, ISBN/ISSN 9780981703251 (212 pages), ISCE Publishing
. Web site for Work and Organization book.

Boje, D. M. (2012d). , Quantum Storytelling: Blacksmithing Art in the Quantum Age, Video accessed May 25, 2012


Click image for E:CO, Emergence: Complexity and Organization, Special Double Issue: Complexity and Storytelling (Volume 7, Numbers 3 & 4, 2005), guest editors Ken Baskin and David Boje. Order Here.

Click image for Amazon site for Book: The Passion of Organizing - Copenhagen, 2006 Order here Click image for PDF - Thin Book of Organization Theatre 2007 Download Free version Here

The video presents the eleven D's of Quantum Storytelling from an ontological standpoint.
1.            Directionality
2.            Datability
3.            Duration
4.            Disclosability
5.            Destining
6.            Deployment
7.            Dwelling
8.            Deseverance
9.            Drafts
10.         Dispersion
11.         Detaching

Joe T. Meier directed the video, Aron Hethcox did the sound, and Jones Huerta the choreography.




  • A.Sc. 1972 Burlington County College, Liberal Arts
  • B.Sc. 1974 Rider College, Organizational Behavior & Marketing
  • Ph.D. 1979 University of Illinois, Organizational Behavior

Membership in Professional Associations & Scholarly Societies

  • International Academy of Business Disciplines
  • Phi Beta The Kappa, 1971-1972
  • Society for Advancement of Management, 1971-72
  • Marketing Scholars Society, 1974
  • Academy of Management Society, 1977-present
  • Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Spring 1990-present
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, 1980, 1988-present

Linked in profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidboje/



Ask Boje your question on storytelling by clicking here?

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I solve problems in how your organization is storytelling its strategy, humanity, sustainability, and ethics. To ask your STORYTELLING questions I have a helpful tool: https://camo391.wufoo.com/forms/q1aia4w808kux22/ or, contact me at davidboje@gmail.com

Storytelling is an art. We are storytelling animals. Storytelling is my focus. Storytelling is what I do in teaching, writing, consulting, and research for 35 years. See Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcsPh-5QbdE I love to help people and organizations find this storytelling path. It is easy to become a character in someone else's master narrative. It is more helpful to find your own living story path. Its a matter of finding you voice. Join us at our annual conference http://davidboje.com/quantum We have a mix of storytelling consulting practitioners, researchers, and clients who celebrate finding their own living story. I work with my colleagues in Denmark in two venues. One is the Material Storytelling Lab in Aalborg University where I am said to be the godfather to the lab. Material Storytelling (Anete Strand's pioneering dissertation and lab direction), is based on Karen Barad's work (and a bit of my own), to look at the intra-activity of 'social' with the 'material'. It is part of a huge movement called 'sociomateriality.' We use the term 'quantum storytelling' to get at how there is no separation between social and material. We are both/and. In Denmark I work with TRUE STORYTELLING, a project by Jens Larson, and Lena Larson, to do storytelling bootcamps. True Storytelling is possible in consciousness raising boot camps of self-transformation and critical reflexive inquiry into our own habituated thoughts and actions within micro-physics systems, and embedded macro-political systems of power. It is possible to recover an agency of resistance to normalization under the detailed disciplinary technologies of the institutions we work in.

I hope to see you at our events. To get on our mailing list, click here. David

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He lives in New Mexico where in his spare time he is an amateur blacksmith artist. He is a member of STRADA, the Strategic Analysis Discourse Group at NMSU. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2011 for his contributions to quantum storytelling.

He is founder and president of Standing Conference for Management and Organizational Inquiry| and the new annual conference on Quantum Storytelling each December http://bigstoryconference.com. He is founder and past editor, Tamara Journal and Chair of the NMSU Sustainability Council. He is former Bank of America Endowed Professorship of Management (awarded September 2006-2010), and past Arthur Owens Professorship in Business Administration (June 2003-June 2006) in the Management Department at New Mexico State University Department of Management, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, MSC 3DJ Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003 | Phone 575.532.1693; Fax 575.646.1372; e-mail:Boje campus email
Home pages  http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje | Quantum Storytelling and Ontological Storytelling pages http://davidboje.com/quantum| see the new Film, Boje, D. M. (2012d). , Quantum Storytelling: Blacksmithing Art in the Quantum Age, Video accessed May 25, 2012 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7pm_mRwL-0 ;

June 2014 - Business Outlook article profile on D. Boje

Some doctoral colleagues I mentor:
Krisha Carla Ted Wanda
Krisha, Al, David, Carla & Wanda

Ted, Pamela, David, Carla & seated Al and Wanda



                    Management Consulting KEYNOTE 2018


New Zealand http://davidboje.com/Canterbury critique of Triple Bottom Line and Globalization

Scotland http://davidboje.com/Strathclyde/ How Storytelling is used in Globalization to make us believe there is no alternative

Italy http://davidboje.com/Italy/ How to change Globalization so humanity is not the 6th Extinction

Denmark: http://davidboje.com/Aalborg/ What is True Storytelling when we are in the Eye of the Hurricane, watching people tumbling into Globalization's Extinction of Humanity

Denmark Copenhagen TRUE STORYTELLING AS CONSULTATION TOOL - Slides David Boje & Jens Larsen 'Old Friends Industries' Presentation to 65 public executives and managers on Wed May 16, 2018

Paris Keynote at FNEGE 2018  http://davidboje.com/Paris/ What will awaken people to the nightmare of globalization? A 'true' storytelling of the Mother Earth Economy is a viable solution to preadatory economy models of globalization.

Finland 24-30 May 2018 seminar on 25 May http://davidboje.com/Finland/

Lyon http://davidboje.com/Lyon/ presentation to ODC International meeting of Acaemdy of Management How socioeconomic appraoch can change the direction of globalizaiton

Greece 9 June to 4 July 2018

New Mexico 5 July to Aug 5 to Teach

Keynote to Southern Denmark Aug 6 to 9 2018 for conference on Narrative and Counternarrative, from Antenarrative process view

Academy of Managment - Distinguished Speaker, Chicago, August 13 2018, Consultation Division: “How Consultation Can Save Humanity from the Sixth Extinction Event,”  Boje inspires a moral reflexivity that facilitates intelligent public action in the face of the planetary boundaries for life on Earth. By developing counter accounts, hidden costs, and qualimetric consultation, we can encourage transformative change for a 'true storytelling' of corporate social and planetary responsibility. 

The name "David Boje" was mentioned in 1,833 PDFs recently uploaded to Academia (May 4, 2018).

Boje has always applied his theoretical insights to practical activism in local communities. In the 1990’s he worked with the Los Angeles Nickerson Gardens public housing community so that community members could have a greater role in the management and daily operations of the community. He helped to initiate the first-ever partnership between the Gardens, the Peace Corps, and Loyola Marymount University. After moving to his current home at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, he established a university-wide minor in Sustainability. He was named a “Mover and Shaker” by the local newspaper for his work with local arts groups. Now he wants to change wealth inequality.

More recently, Boje has worked with homeless veterans, helping them to establish a “Veterans Theatre” where the homeless themselves are the actors on stage performing crowd-pleasing and heartbreaking yet humorous stories. Boje helped them create the scripts from a patchwork of the homeless actors own real-life experiences. He also works with postdeployment veterans using his “Restorying” methods, sand tray props, and equine-assisted restorying techniques. His latest work is with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), agricultural workers who have experienced abuses to the point of enslavement. He is a great fan of their highly-effective “Worker-Driven Social Responsibility” (WSR) and what he and Rosile call their egalitarian “Ensemble Leadership” approach to organizing. In 2017, Boje marched with the CIW in pouring rain to protest Wendy’s Corporation continuing refusal to sign a fair-labor-practices contract.

In his spare time, Boje rides his horse Lucky Boy with wife and colleague Grace Ann Rosile, and creates art in his blacksmith shop with hot forging of iron as well as cold hammered copper wire and metal. Rosile and Boje’s family includes a cat, 2 dogs, and 4 horses.

My new project: ONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS: As visiting scholar I travel worldwide doing faculty and doctoral student seminars in storytelling research methods known as 'relational process ontologies'. There are multiple ontologies that form ontologic-assemblages, particular combinations that co-constitute at least eight streams of 4th Wave Grounded Theory. see book due to publisher March 2018 http://davidboje.com/655/ORM_Storytelling_in_Action_BOOK/index.htm and annual Storytelling Methods Conference in Las Cruces http://davidboje.com/quantum

My three areas of community engagement:

  1. SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING. Mgt448/Mgt548 is one of two universities in US with MOA between NMSU and Lyon III University and ISEOR Institute to teach socioeconomic consulting. In past 19 years approximately 350 student teams have engaged in service learning with the community by providing free consulting services to business and non-profit organizations. This includes reversing downward spiral into strategic changes to unleash human potential in lowering costs and enhancing revenues by doing project implementation and evaluation. http://davidboje.com/448
  2. VETERANS THEATER: Students are engaged with Veterans Theater project, doing service learning, working with veteran and homeless actors putting on original plays about veterans and homelessness issues. Along with GoFundMe the plays raise donation money needed to develop veteran tiny home ecological village on campus, another for homeless veterans and homeless in city of Las Cruces, and an equine-assisted psychotherapy and restorying treatment center for veterans and families, post-deployment family-reintegration.  I am part of community veterans organizations (Veterans Advisory Board to Mayor of Las Cruces; American Legion Post 10, Vietnam Veterans of America #431; American Legion Riders) to keep project opportunities happening. It produces interdisciplinary research and a faculty and student team developing research grants to NSF & DOD to bring our 'embodied restorying process' of working with veterans and family members for post-deployment reintegration to resolve being stuck in past traumas (PTSD, TBI, and/or military sexual trauma) in order to create new story of family system future. See Jeanne Flora, David Boje, Grace Ann Rosile, Kenneth Hacker (2016) Journal of Veterans Studies.  http://veteranstheater.com 
  3. GREENING NMSU CURRICULUM: Engaged in 'Greening the Curriculum' at NMSU by being two-time Chair of Sustainability Council, working for reaccreditation of NMSU Gold Star rating for second time (received August 15, 2017), $50K grant for developing sustainability minors across all colleges, sustainability scholarships in each college, working a table at career fair in Fall and Spring to introduce employers and students to sustainability at NMSU, and bringing about the formation of our dream, a School of Sustainability at NMSU, in cooperation with City of Las Cruces and green companies locally. Student service learning projects in Mgt375v (sustainability audit, viewing wider world course) and Mgt 448/Mgt548 (small business consulting course) and Mgt375v (Leadership & Society viewing the wider world course) work on service projects such as bicycle sharing, tiny homes ecological village, City of Las Cruces sustainability audit, and so forth.  http://greening.nmsu.edu

Daivd Boje is founder of Tamara Journal of Critical Organization Inquiry. I have published journal articles, many in top tier journals such as Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Academy of Management Journal, etc. It is said he isamong the most cited scholars in the College of Business at New Mexico State University. In August 2017, 1509 papers recently uploaded to Academia.edu mention the name, "David M Boje". He is anan amateur blacksmith and a shamanic practitioner and facilitates a monthly Shamanic Drumming Circle in Las Cruces, New Mexico. http://davidboje.com/shamanic My published work is available online at http://davidboje.com/vita.