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The stories metaphors tell: metaphors as a tool to decipher tacit aspects in narratives

Steger, Thomas (2007) The stories metaphors tell: metaphors as a tool to decipher tacit aspects in narratives. Field Methods 19 (1), pp. 3-23.

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Abstract

Metaphors are often unconscious and taken-for-granted parts of our daily life and common communication. This article deals with the explorative and descriptive aspects of metaphors used in organizational settings. I introduce a three-step metaphor analysis including several particular tools that focus on the specific metaphor meaning. Two case studies of East German managers' narratives will ...

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Item type:Article
Date:February 2007
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre > Lehrstuhl für Führung und Organisation (Prof. Dr. Thomas Steger)
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10.1177/1525822X06292788DOI
Keywords:metaphor; narratives; unconsciousness; tacit information
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:No
Item ID:29140
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