While Roberto Bolaño never explicitly engaged with the scholarly field of organization studies, the introductory chapter of this edited volume playfully speculates as to what Bolaño might have thought of the field had he come into contact with it and its modes of writing. The introduction surveys existing encounters between organization studies and fiction, exploring the various ways in which literary works have cast light on matters of import to students of organization and management. On this basis, the editors consider the particular lessons and challenges that studying Bolaño may prepare for organization studies, focusing on Bolaño’s insistent effort to speak the unspeakable, to offer no hope when faced with the horror of life and yet to continue expressing that which has no expression and to somehow meaningfully convey the meaningless. This endeavour, they argue, is central to Organization 2666; the study of the impasse of organization towards which all of the contributions to the book gesture.
|Organization 2666 : Literary Troubling, Undoing and Refusal
|Christian De Cock, Damian O'Doherty, Christian Huber, Sine Nørhom Just
|1 jan. 2020
|Udgivet - 1 jan. 2020