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Images of organization

"This 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 powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. Gareth Morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resourc...

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Main Author: Morgan, Gareth, 1943-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [2006]
Physical Description: xv, 504 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Edition: Updated ed.
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Summary: "This 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 powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. Gareth Morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice." "This new Updated Edition preserves Morgan's renowned creative images and metaphors while refreshing the references and tables. The addition of a preface situates this classic theory in today's business environment while the instructor's resources (now available on CD) aid classroom teaching.".
"Images of Organization challenges and reshapes how we think about organization and management in the most fundamental way. The new Updated Edition makes this monumental work available to a new generation of students and business leaders worldwide. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-473) and index.
Mechanization takes command : organizations as machines -- Nature intervenes : organizations as organisms -- Learning and self-organization : organizations as brains -- Creating social realty : 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 -- Reading and shaping organizational life -- Postscript.
"This 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 powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. Gareth Morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice." "This new Updated Edition preserves Morgan's renowned creative images and metaphors while refreshing the references and tables. The addition of a preface situates this classic theory in today's business environment while the instructor's resources (now available on CD) aid classroom teaching.".
"Images of Organization challenges and reshapes how we think about organization and management in the most fundamental way. The new Updated Edition makes this monumental work available to a new generation of students and business leaders worldwide. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
An overview -- Some images of organization -- Implications for practice.
Physical Description: xv, 504 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-473) and index.
ISBN: 1412939798
9781412939799
0761917527
9780761917526