The Routledge international handbook of organizational autoethnography
Part of the Routledge International Handbooks series
For nearly 40 years researchers have been using narratives and stories to understand larger cultural issues through the lenses of their personal experiences.
There is an increasing recognition that autoethnographic approaches to work and organizations add to our knowledge of both personal identity and organizational scholarship.
By using personal narrative and autoethnographic approaches, this research focuses on the working lives of individual people within the organizations for which they work.
This international handbook includes chapters that provide multiple overarching perspectives to organizational autoethnography including views from fields such as critical, postcolonial and queer studies.
It also tackles specific organizational processes, including organizational exits, grief, fandom, and workplace bullying, as well as highlighting the ethical implications of writing organizational research from a personal narrative approach.
Contributors also provide autoethnographies about the military, health care and academia, in addition to approaches from various subdisciplines such as marketing, economics, and documentary film work. Contributions from the US, the UK, Europe and the Global South span disciplines such as organizational studies and ethnography, communication studies, business studies, and theatre and performance to provide a comprehensive map of this wide-reaching area of qualitative research.
This handbook will therefore be of interest to both graduate and postgraduate students as well as practicing researchers.