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Images of Organization

Gareth Morgan York University
York University, Toronto, Canada
© 2007   520 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781412939799 £64.00
Other Titles in: Organization Studies  |  Leadership

Professor Morgan,

I only recently received a copy of Images of Organization (updated edition) as a desk copy to review for the I/O Psych class that I teach. I just started reading your book I am absolutely blown away by it. I cannot believe that I had missed this marvelous work. My ignorance knows few, if any, limits!


You pull together such a span of ideas and integrate them beautifully with your own angle, stimulating one's thinking. This is the kind of mind opening perspective to which I like to expose my classes. Thank you for condensing it so powerfully. By the way, the bibliographic notes are as exciting a read as is the rest of the book. I look forward to devouring the rest of the book.


James Michael Burke, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Center for Public Policy

Letter from James Michael Burke, Ph.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Center for Public Policy

"This is the new updated edition of a classic published over 20 years ago. The book is based on the simple premise that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images of metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. The author provides a rich and comprhensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating theory into practice."

APADE

Indiana University

“A universe of thanks to you for spearheading the metaphoric, creative thinking about organizations. Your method has essentially electrified my teaching.”

--Mohammad A. Auwal, CSU, Los Angeles

Mohammad A. Auwal

CSU, Los Angeles

"Let me say that I've loved teaching this course for over 10 years now, in part, because your book (and now the excellent CD) are so well thought out. You deserve a bow. Bravo."

Jim Bonilla

Hamline University Graduate School of Management

"This book is based on the simple premise that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images of metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. The author provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating theory into practice."

Abstract of Public Administration Development and Environment

a very astute book that brings organisation and organising into clear focus.

Dr Abdoulie Sallah

Business School, College Road

Sep 05 2014

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An excellent book; this book delivers its content in an easy and very accessible manner, students really engaged with this book and the feedback was positive all round. This book is a must read for anyone looking at the workings of an organization.

Mr Gavin Brown

Business School, Dublin City University (DCU)

Sep 03 2014

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Morgan does an elegant job of framing organization theory in vivid language and a series of accessible conceptual frameworks - this is a terrific text for a management class

Dr Jane Hansberry

Grad School Of Public Affairs, Univ Of Colorado-Denver

Aug 25 2014

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It is more appropriate for the doc level class, where we do use it.

Dr afsaneh nahavandi

Leadership Studies, University Of San Diego

Aug 25 2014

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The book says it all.

Mrs Tawa Edwards

Year 0, Greenwich School of Management

May 15 2014

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An excellent book very helpful for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested organisational dynamics and change

Rita Klapper

Strategy & Marketing, University of Huddersfield

Feb 03 2014

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Th ebook is useful in supplementing knowledge to students who are taking organizational analysis under the HRM selection of courses.

Dr Norhayati Zakaria

School of Administrative & Financial Services, Saudi Electronic University

Mar 26 2013

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comprehensive; multiple perspectives

Dr Duncan Waite

Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology, Texas State University - San Marcos

Oct 25 2012

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Well structured and interesting. Would though like and appreciate teaching instructions for the book. Some are awailable on internet but would be easier for us training students have more input on each case (metaphor) and how to match these to real life situations.

Dr Ossi Pesämaa

Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics

May 07 2012

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Perfect - me the learning outcomes of the course.

Dr Sue Kavli

College Of Business, Dallas Baptist University

Feb 14 2012

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A really good book - but discovered it would be too sophisticated for my students at CSU.

Dr Sharon Johnson

Business Economics Dept, Charleston Southern University

Dec 08 2011

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Practical yet written well, and I love the toolkit notion and the activities embedded in those

Dr Eileen Zungolo

School Of Nursing, Duquesne University

Oct 20 2011

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Very useful book which gives students a different set of lenses through which to view how organisations are structured.

Mr Jim Gritton

School of Health and Social Care, Greenwich University

May 07 2011

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A fundamentally important book in our graduate and post-graduate programmes.

Dr Hans Müller

Dept of Information Science, University of Stellenbosch

Sep 14 2010

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It is still an outstandig book, full of fresh insights.

Professor Werner Nienhueser

Faculty of Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen

May 04 2010

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Perfectly matched the purpose of the course to look at organizations through various perspectives

Dr John Nirenberg

Management , Walden University

Apr 24 2010

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had used the book before and liked it for Doctoral students

Elaine Artman

Tifts College of Edu, Mercer University

Mar 23 2010

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adopted this as the core text

Dr Jenna Ward

Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol

Oct 20 2009

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