Crafting Story Lines /Straddling Worlds. The Power of Words in Magic. Karen Locke [Karen Golden-Biddle] College of William and Mary. Crafting Story Lines. We develop and analytic insights grounded in our field engagement for particular audiences
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The Power of Words in Magic
Karen Locke [Karen Golden-Biddle]
College of William and Mary
Integrated into a narrative of knowledge gained
The paper appears to pursue several goals at once 1. a description of a credit card collection organization 2. a theory of motivation for debt repayment 3. a set of your own and your respondents’ theories about the impact of collector tactics in influencing debtors 4. a theory about how collectors control their personal emotions…
A limiting factor is that the exact contribution being pursued with these observations is not clearly articulated for the reader and perhaps not clear for the author. Especially unclear is the purpose being pursued for an audience of social scientists.
Sometimes in your writing, you say ‘professional identity’ and other times you seem to suggest that your study is about identity more generally…What I’m suggesting here is that you have a case that is relevant for professional identity, and your study itself should stick within these boundaries
Currently your work supports a lot of ideas that are fairly well-known (and thus the data illustrates another application of these ideas), as well as introducing other ideas that are less well understood, provocative, and I think important
The paper is very interesting, whether or not it significantly breaks new ground or pushes thinking with respect to either institutional theory research or impression management research is somewhat less clear
Researchers examining time use … or
Corporate lawyers, investment bankers, computer programmers, and many other types of workers routinely work seventy or eighty hour weeks, putting in extra effort during particularly hectic times (Kidder, 1981; Schor, 1991). …. The purpose of this paper is to explore what I refer to as their time famine-their feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it and to question whether this famine must exist. (Perlow 1999)