Myths, Stories, and Organizations
Premodern Narratives for Our Times
Edited by Yiannis Gabriel
The book is an edited collection of fourteen chapters, each one of which takes as its starting point a myth, a legend, a story or a fable, and explores its contemporary relevance for a world of globalization, organizations, and consumerism. The book offers a set of probing, original and critical inquiries into the nature of human experience knowledge and truth, the nature of leadership, power and heroic achievement, postmodernity and its discontents, and emotion, identity and the nature of human relations in organizations. Different chapters deal, among other things, with the nature of leadership in the face of terrorism, friendship, women's position in organizations, the struggle for identity, the curse of insatiable consumption, and the ways the hero and heroine are constructed in our times.