Sub-theme 31: The marriage of story and metaphor: Power couple or marriage of convenience?

Yiannis Gabriel, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Daniel Geiger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Hugo Letiche, Humanistics University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Session I: Thursday, July 02, 09:00 to 10:30, E1-1-12
Chair: Yiannis Gabriel
Andrew D. Brown
Stories and metaphors for ongoing sensemaking in university students’ routines
The Use of Metaphor, Narrative and Story-telling in Relational Coaching
Telling an untold story – on being a follower rather than a leader
Introduction to the theme:
Yiannis Gabriel, Daniel Geiger, Hugo Letiche
Session II: Thursday, July 02, 11:00 to 12:30, E1-1-12
Chair: Gerarrdo Patriotta
Robert J. Marshak
Evocative Framings: How Discursive Hot Buttons Linked to Implicit Storylines Impact Strategic Decisions
Chris Kuiper and Loes Houweling
Stories of Hardiness
Telling Stories Together: Narrative and thematic coherence in the experience of organizing
Session III: Thursday, July 02, 14:00 to 15:30, E1-1-12
Chair: Hugo Letiche
Laugh out loud: Using metaphors and humour stories to construct a passionate and extreme organizational identity.
FIREFLY INSIGHT: metaphorical and aesthetic meaning and how they help us in the evolution of communication
Beyond our first understanding: Performing stories and metaphors in a theatre of passion
Session IV: Friday, July 03, 09:00 to 10:30, E1-1-12
Chair: Nancy Harding
Evoking the gods in story and metaphor to ignite passion and energize the study of organisation
Sarah Robinson and Ron Kerr
The metaphor of the journey: Travelling beyond the MBA and back to Bildung
Ticking boxes, telling stories and reifying discursive metaphors.
Truth and the Metaphor of Ship at Sea in Foucault's Fearless Speech
Session V: Friday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, E1-1-12
Chair: Loizos Heracleous
The Risk To Come
Arthur Petersen, Albert Cath and Hugo Letiche
Struggle by Metaphor
Exploring the dynamics of metaphoric utterances in relational stories of organization
Metaphorical meta-narratives to unveil and frame dysfunction in organisations
Session VI: Saturday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, E1-1-12
Chair: Barbara Anne Plester
Big Boss Tours: A Field Study of the Marriage of Story and Metaphor
Stefan Sveningsson
The Construction of a Natural Born Leader: Leadership and Identity Processes
Does a Smith & Wesson Beat Four Aces? Or Can Four Aces Beat a Smith & Wesson?
Session VII: Saturday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, E1-1-12
Chair: Daniel Geiger
Emmanuelle Belanger
A Very Long Journey: Stories and Metaphors in the Sensemaking of Multiple Organizational Identities
Sevasti-Melissa Nolas and Gerard de Zeeuw
Condensing and extending: Making sense of organisational change through metaphors and stories.
The allure of the grand narrative: the role of storytelling in organizational change
Conclusions and farewell