Written for the researcher who wants to inquire into organizational life in a creative way, this innovative book will equip readers with the tools to gather and analyze data using stories, poetry, art and theatre. Ideas are substantiated by reference to appropriate theory and throughout the reader is encouraged to reflect critically on the approach they have chosen and to be alert to ethical issues. Revealing case studies show how the research approaches covered in the book work in practice. Challenging readers to reassess what is possible when conducting research, Creative Methods in Organizational Research will enrich the research experiences of post graduates in the fields of organization studies, management and management education.

Masks and Theatre

Masks and Theatre


  • What this approach is and why use it
  • History and origins of the ideas
  • Underlying principles and theory
  • Theatre of the mind
  • Organizations as theatre
  • Applying masks and theatre in organizational and management research
  • Case studies
  • Analysis and interpretation of data
  • Conclusion
  • Discussion questions
  • Further reading


For many people, it is a common experience to sometimes feel as if we might be wearing a mask or acting ...

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