Exploring the job/game boundary: the Klein bottle game

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Title: Exploring the job/game boundary: the Klein bottle game
Other Titles: Beyond Metaphor: Organization as Klein Bottle Game
Authors: Scally, KevinKavanagh, Donncha
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9334
Date: 5-Jul-2017
Online since: 2018-04-16T16:41:04Z
Abstract: Games are often characterised as closed or autotelic, a term coined by Csikszentmihalyi (1990) to describe a state of ‘flow’ or ‘optimal experience’ for the player. But a player may be any problem solver where the solution of the problem is the end, if not the obsession. In this paper we interrogate a common perception of a game as dichotomous with job. The image of a boundary between game and job is an artificial construct, owing much to history and ideology. To query the validity of the boundary construct we propose the analogy of an all embracing game, the Klein bottle game, that makes use of the mathematical description of a boundaryless topological space.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Edge Hill University
Keywords: GamesPlayKlein Bottle
Other versions: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/business/cms2017/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: The 10th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 3-5 July 2017
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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