Organizational autoethnographies of economy, finance, business and management: Reflections and possibilities

Jeff Hearn, Karl-Erik Sveiby, Anika Thym

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In this chapter, the authors write, both separately and together, as part of the bringing together of, first, a broad interest in economy, finance, business and management, and, second, an established and ongoing interest in emergent methods, including ethnography, (auto)biography, and specifically organizational autoethnography. Organizational autoethnography allows for specific insights concerning the understanding of economy, finance, business and management. It takes into account the lives and biographies of individuals in organizations, their emotions, normative orientations. The economic, the financial, business and management are clearly much to do production, exchange, extent of material development and, in capitalist society, profit and financial returns, whether short- or long-term, but that is not all they are. Organizational autoethnography may accompany a process of hegemonic self-critique, exploring and questioning the discipline of economics and dominant neo-classical theory, the (global) capitalist political economy, finance, business and management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Organizational Autoethnography
EditorsAndrew F. Herrmann
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780429056987, 9780429616112
ISBN (Print)9780367174729
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2020

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NameRoutledge International Handbooks


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