Critical Postmodern Storytelling Research

Presenter: Professor David Boje - Erskine Fellow
  • Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 to Tuesday, 20 March 2018
  • Time: 02:00PM to 03:00PM
  • Location: Room 236, Business and Law Building, University of Canterbury, Ilam
  • Ticket: Free


David Boje is the last living postmodernist. He will deconstruct 3 waves of globalization since Columbus to show they are linear narratives. His critical postmodern approach is inspired by Zygmunt Bauman’s liquid modernity. Third wave globalization has brought us Dieselgate, Apple’s Foxconn suicides, Monsanto suicides. Can Mātauranga Māori living story change this?

Short Bio

David M. Boje is Professor and Bill Daniels Ethics Fellow, a past endowed Bank of America professor of management at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces. He has published over 120 journal articles, seventeen books, including Narrative Methods for Organization and Communication Research (Sage, 2001); Storytelling Organizations, 2008; Critical Theory Ethics in Business and Public Administration, 2008. His newest books are: Dancing to the Music of Story (with Ken Baskin), and The Future of Storytelling and Organization: An Antenarrative Handbook (Routledge, 2011).

He is known for his 1991 Administrative Science Quarterly and 1995 Academy of Management Journal articles on 'storytelling organization' in relation to currency of sensemaking in organisations as Tamara (play)-Land. He is also founder of the Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry.


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