Story and narrative noticing: Workaholism autoethnographies

David Boje, Jo A. Tyler

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We enter this energetic debate over causes and consequences of workaholism using autoethnography. Our main contribution is to explore when our autoethnographies of workaholism experiences is narrative, and when it is expressive, living story. The difference in narrative is a re-presentation (following representationalism of a sensory remembrance), where as living story is a matter of reflexivity upon the fragile nature of our life world. We began through analysis of workaholism narratives in our own academic lives, and in the movies of popular culture, the influence of a particular meta-narrative - that of the American Dream. We proceed to juxtapose our own living stories in their struggle with those American Dream narratives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-194
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Jan 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law


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