Narrative enquiry

Maguire, Kate ORCID: and Scott-Baumann, Alison (2019) Narrative enquiry. In: Global Diversity Management: A Fusion of Ideas, Stories and Practice. Özbilgin, Mustafa F., Bartels-Ellis, Fiona and Gibbs, Paul ORCID:, eds. Management for Professionals . Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 41-53. ISBN 9783030195229, e-ISBN 9783030195236. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19523-6_4)

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It is falling increasingly to international organisations and institutions to provide a coherent and workable global value system which embraces difference internally and externally with compliance expected from every level of the organisation. International human rights conventions and statutory regulations require compliance to human rights principles putting such organisations at the forefront of cultural relations. A global values framework gives them the opportunity to shake off colonial pasts and to strive to make a good business case for adherence to such principles. As principles are more challenging to enact than to formulate, to support this values portfolio, research is needed into how principles can be enacted in every day matters of the organisation. Current literature highlights the use of storytelling as sense-making and, as such, has become a growing trend in the use of the narrative approach across disciplines and professional sectors. Its contributors are from anthropology, education, linguistics, translation studies, literature, politics, psychology and sociology, organization studies and history. This chapter surfaces the link between local and grand narratives through an ethno narrative approach contextualised within a recent study of EDI and specifically Global Diversity Management.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2192-8096
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 29868
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a chapter published in Global Diversity Management: A Fusion of Ideas, Stories and Practice. The final authenticated version is available online at:
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 21:29
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 11:33

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