May 6, 2010 by G.A. Rosile
Boje to be keynoter in Brazil
As this academic year winds to a close, some are already looking forward to next year. For David Boje, Professor of Management at NMSU’s College of Business and Daniels Ethics Fellow, 2010-2011 promises to be another banner year.
Boje has been invited to be the international Keynote Speaker for ANPAD, Brazil’s version of the Academy of Management. He has also been asked to conduct a seminar for doctoral students in Sao Paolo while he is in Brazil for his talk at the end of September. These honors come close on the heels of the announcement that the April, 2011, 20th Anniversary meeting of the Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry, has chosen to make their conference theme a celebration of Boje’s contributions to organizational storytelling, narrative, and antenarrative.
Boje’s antenarrative concept has a forward-looking emphasis on prospective sensemaking, and offers proactive possibilities for using story to shape the future. Antenarrative opens the door to organizational change before a story is hardened into a narrative. This approach has generated so much interest that Routledge has a book of readings edited by Boje currently in press. Storytelling and the Future of Organization: An Antenarrative Handbook, is expected to be out later this year.