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. Please contact SAGE customer service to order your copy.
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.
''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 Group
COURSE USE: Suitable for courses in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory.
Preface / Part I. An Overview / Introduction / Part II. Some Images of Organization / 2. Mechanization Takes Command: Organizations as Machines / 3. Nature Intervenes: Organizations as Organisms / 4. Learning and Self-Organization: Organizations as Brains / 5. Creating Social Realty: Organizations as Cultures / 6. Interests, Conflict, and Power: Organizations as Political Systems / 7. Exploring Plato's Cave: Organizations as Psychic Prisons / 8. Unfolding Logics of Change: Organization as Flux and Transformation / 9. The Ugly Face: Organizations as Instruments of Domination / Part III. Implications For Practice / 10. The Challenge of Metaphor / 11. Reading and Shaping Organizational Life / 12. Postscript / Bibliographic Notes / Bibliography