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ERIC Number: EJ797896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Journeys to the Self: Using Movie Directors in the Classroom
Alvarez, Jose Luis; Miller, Paddy; Levy, Jan; Svejenova, Silviya
Journal of Management Education, v28 n3 p335-355 2004
This article suggests that temporary (project based) filmmaking organizations, and film directors as their leaders, lend themselves to examining a plethora of leadership issues, from social sources of power to competencies in network organizations. It advances for classroom discussion and teaching the cases of Almodovar and Coppola as examples of idiosyncratic filmmakers in a "subsidy-trapped," craft like European cinema versus a gross and agent-driven Hollywood studio system. The article concludes with a discussion of the journey metaphor as a unique opportunity to look at the philosophical problem of the meaning of life and the achievement of consistency and continuity in one's trajectory. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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