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dc.contributor.authorBell, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorPanayiotou, Alexiaen
dc.contributor.authorSayers, Janeten
dc.creatorBell, Emmaen
dc.creatorPanayiotou, Alexiaen
dc.creatorSayers, Janeten
dc.description.abstractTechnology, Entertainment, Design (TED) talks have become a powerful way of communicating management ideas to global audiences. This raises questions about how management educators should engage with TED talks. We use literary theory to understand TED talks as a distinct genre to explore how students “read” TED talks and the pleasures they gain from this. Based on an analysis of TED talks, books about TED talks, focus groups and interviews with management students, we identify three contradictions in the genre: (1) freedom to learn, (2) authenticity of speakers and texts, and (3) emotional connection as a source of pleasure. The kind of reading pleasure that TED talks encourage is characterized by plaisir, an easygoing enjoyment which does not challenge readers’ assumptions and supports surface learning. This is contrasted with jouissance, a pleasure that produces disturbance and leaves the subject altered. We suggest that management educators can work to enable students to become critical, reflexive readers who understand the importance of these new genres in producing meaning. By exposing the contradictory nature of reading TED talks, we contribute to understanding the storied nature of scientific knowledge and the role of power in communicating ideas about management.en
dc.sourceAcademy of Management Learning & Educationen
dc.titleReading the TED Talk Genre: Contradictions and Pedagogical Pleasures in Spreading Ideas About Managementen
dc.description.endingpage563Σχολή Οικονομικών Επιστημών και Διοίκησης / Faculty of Economics and ManagementΤμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης / Department of Business and Public Administration
dc.contributor.orcidPanayiotou, Alexia [0000-0001-6351-4883]

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