The purpose of this paper is to explore narratives in a new nonprofit arts center. It includes macro-, meso-, and personal narratives that keep the center organized in the midst of the chaotic everyday activities. It advocates the explanatory force of narrative as an alternative to organizational life cycle theory for understanding organizational startups.
Herrmann, A. F. (2011). Narrative as an organizing process: Identity and story in a new nonprofit. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 6I, 246-264.
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