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Images of Organization

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ISBN-10: 1412939798

ISBN-13: 9781412939799

Edition: 2007

Authors: Gareth Morgan

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"What a "kick" I get out of teaching from Images of Organizations. What a head-snapping view of organizations it offers to my MBA students, as well as to the odd client/executive who is disposed to creep out of the practicality of business-as-usual and take in a vibrant thrilling view of organizations."??? Ariane David, Ph.D., Senior Advisor/President, The Veritas GroupSince its first publication over twenty years ago, Images of Organization has become a classic in the canon of management literature. The book is based on a very simple premise???that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create…    
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Book details

List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

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
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