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Images of Organization: Executive Edition / Edition 1

Images of Organization: Executive Edition / Edition 1

by Gareth Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761917527

ISBN-13: 9780761917526

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This pioneering work has now been abridged and revised to increase its accessibility and usefulness for today's practicing managers. It shows how managers can broaden and deepen their understanding of organization and organizational problems, and use powerful new metaphors to shape new ways of working.

This new Executive Edition retains all the vitality of the

Overview

This pioneering work has now been abridged and revised to increase its accessibility and usefulness for today's practicing managers. It shows how managers can broaden and deepen their understanding of organization and organizational problems, and use powerful new metaphors to shape new ways of working.

This new Executive Edition retains all the vitality of the original and has been updated to integrate significant research of the last decade. It provides the kind of organizational "radar" system managers need to negotiate the demands of the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761917526
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Executive Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: AN OVERVIEW
The Promise of Images of Organization
PART TWO: 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
PART THREE: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
Reading and Shaping Organizational Life
Using Metaphor To Manage in a Turbulent World

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