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dc.contributor.authorGrugulis, C. Irena*
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-13T12:44:31Z
dc.date.available2009-01-13T12:44:31Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationGrugulis CI (2002) Nothing serious? Candidates' use of humour in management training. Human Relations. 55(4): 387-406.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/2209
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the use made of humour in three different private sector organisations. It draws on observations of managers working towards a management qualification and, from the jokes they exchange, it argues that studying humour may offer insights into sentiments not easily articulated in `serious¿ conversation. Humour¿s ambiguity enables contentious statements to be made without fear of recrimination. Equally, constructing jokes by juxtaposing two different frames of reference provides a glimpse of alternative (and shared) perceptions of `reality¿. This sensitivity to complexity makes humour a particularly appropriate vehicle for conveying ambitions, subversions, triumphs and failures and this article considers some of the `serious¿ messages underlying the jokes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights© 2002 SAGE. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en
dc.subjectHumour in managment
dc.subjectManagement training
dc.subjectPrivate sector organisations
dc.subjectMisbehaviour
dc.subjectNVQs
dc.subjectNational Vocational Qualifications
dc.subjectMethodology
dc.titleNothing serious? Candidates' use of humour in management trainingen
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0018726702055004459
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-18T02:17:07Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccess


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