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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.
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Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0761917527
Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Abridged. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0761917527
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