Flamenco as an Organizational Metaphor

12 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2007 Last revised: 18 May 2013

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Walter Baets

Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management

Date Written: January 2007


In this paper I would like to elaborate on the use of Flamenco (in all its characteristics) as a metaphor for an organisation, and in particular for a holistic organisation. Compared to other music styles, flamenco is much more of a holistic experience, in its rhythm, harmony, musical warmth, but moreover also in the fact that flamenco, at least according to some, is an expression of the spiritual. Flamenco can easily be doted with a multidimensional and transversal character. An initial discovery of flamenco might help managers and management students to better understand, but equally "feel", the concept of the holistic company.

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Keywords: Organisational metaphors, holistic management, managerial culture

JEL Classification: L29

Suggested Citation

Baets, Walter, Flamenco as an Organizational Metaphor (January 2007). Euromed Marseille Working Paper No. 02-2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=957990 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.957990

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