Images of Organization

ISBN-10: 0761906320
ISBN-13: 9780761906322
Edition: 2nd 1998
Authors: Gareth Morgan
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Images of Organization has already established itself as a classic that has influenced management thinking throughout the world. This current edition takes Gareth Morgans achievement one step further, providing a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations. In this monumental work, leading-edge theory is translated into leading-edge practice. The Second Edition of Images of Organization carefully preserves the qualities and strengths of the original while delivering new insights into todays managerial challenges. Gareth Morgan shows managers how to view their organization by using his renowned creative images and metaphors. Images of Organization, Second Edition challenges and reshapes how we think about organization and management in the most fundamental way. In a sequence of path-breaking chaptersnbsp;Morgan demonstrates how we can: Mobilize the insights of different metaphors to manage and design organizations in new ways Develop novel understandings of the relationships between organization and environmentnbsp; Create learning organizations with the intelligence of a living brain * Explore the intricacies of corporate culture and the politics of organizational life Understand the unconscious dimensions of organization Translate the new science of chaos and complexity into practical management strategies Confront and deal with the negative impacts that organizations often have on society and the natural world No other management book covers so much ground while developing the implications for management with such force. Gareth Morgan is a master of the links between theory and practice. He has a gift for stripping complex ideas to fundamentals and for fusing a kaleidoscope of insights into practical schemes for reading and shaping organizational life.

Gareth Morgan is well known for his creative contributions to management. He is the author of seven books, including Images of Organization, Creative Organization Theory, Imaginization and Riding the Waves of Change. He acts as consultant and seminar leader to numerous organizations throughout Europe and North America, and is Distinguished Research Professor at York University in Toronto. He has sat on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management, and Organization Studies; and is a Life Fellow of the International Academy of Management. Born in Wales, he now lives in Toronto with his wife, Karen and their children Evan and Heather.

An Overview
Introduction
Some Images Of Organization
Mechanization Takes Command
Organizations as Machines
Nature Intervenes
Organizations as Organisms
Learning and Self-Organization
Organizations as Brains
Creating Social Reality
Organizations as Cultures
Interests, Conflict, and Power
Organizations as Political Systems
Exploring Plato's Cave
Organizations as Psychic Prisons
Unfolding Logics of Change
Organization as Flux and Transformation
The Ugly Face
Organizations as Instruments of Domination
The Challenge of Metaphor
Implications For Practice
Reading and Shaping Organizational Life
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