Essays about: "organizational metaphors"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 essays containing the words organizational metaphors.

  1. 1. Building a Balanced Organizational Culture – Imagery in Corporate Storytelling : Metaphors and Translation

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Maria Eriksson; [2020]
    Keywords : Cognitive Linguistics; Conceptual Metaphors; English; Management; Organizational Culture; Storytelling; Swedish; Translation Strategies;

    Abstract : This study investigates the use of metaphors in corporate storytelling and the strategies that may be applied when translating these from English to Swedish. The conceptual metaphor theory was used as a starting point for the investigation of structural metaphors in particular. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bumblebees, Fireflies & Ants at Coworking Spaces; Inter-organizational Collaboration Patterns within Coworking Spaces

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS); Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Pedram Khalighi; Adekunle Babatunde; [2018]
    Keywords : Inter-organizational collaboration; Coworking Spaces; Coworking;

    Abstract : Coworking spaces, an example of the sharing economy concept, refers to shared workplaces that mostly freelancers, entrepreneurs and other actors of the knowledge industry utilize for the purpose of flexible sharing of space, ideas and knowledge. Previous research reveals that the proximity of occupants sitting together in a shared office space does not necessarily lead to inter-organizational collaboration. READ MORE

  3. 3. Facebook at Work – Does It Work? : Lessons from Early Adopters of the Enterprise Social Media Platform Workplace by Facebook

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    Author : Maja Persson; [2018]
    Keywords : Enterprise Social Media; Coworker Communication; Internal Communication; Knowledge Sharing; Social Capital;

    Abstract : Through a qualitative case study, this paper explores how early adopters at the non-governmental organization Save the Children used the enterprise social media (ESM) platform Workplace by Facebook and identifies some challenges and opportunities. Data was collected through semistructured interviews and analyzed together with platform-generated user data, based on an affordance approach using three metaphors developed by Leonardi et al. READ MORE

  4. 4. All on board? Exploring metaphors and the symbolic management of change: A qualitative case study in a large Swedish bank

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Oskar Forslund; Andreas Jansson; [2018]
    Keywords : Strategic change; Symbolic management; Sensemaking; Change recipient sensemaking; Inter-recipient sensemaking; Sensegiving; Sensebreaking; Metaphor; Digitization; Banking; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : The purpose of this paper was to develop a better understanding of the discursive, cognitive and emotional experience of symbolic management attempts of strategic change and its enactment in the organizational practice from both a managerial and a non-managerial perspective. To realize this research purpose, we conducted an explorative, ethnographically-inspired qualitative case study in a single organization. READ MORE

  5. 5. Who wants to be in a prison - if you can be in a palace? Rewriting organizational control in the work setting of IT-engineers

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Eva Oeltges; Sara Fredriksson; Sandra Schiesbühl; [2015]
    Keywords : organizational control; discourse; freedom; engineers; knowledge-intensive firms; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This interpretive study, taking place in the context of the IT-company Ericsson, aims at exploring the engineers’ understanding and experience of organizational control. The study builds on data gathered through semi-structured interviews, which are analyzed by taking the lenses of discourse theory. READ MORE