"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."
“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
"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."
"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."
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!
A good book which adds complexity to the subject whilst keeping the simplicity required to allow students to grasp the fundamentals.
This is an essential text which allows students to understand organisational culture using metaphor
Comprehensive, well written and accessible for students.
A very insightful book on how to "read" organizations
a very astute book that brings organisation and organising into clear focus.
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.
It is more appropriate for the doc level class, where we do use it.
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
The book says it all.
An excellent book very helpful for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested organisational dynamics and change
Th ebook is useful in supplementing knowledge to students who are taking organizational analysis under the HRM selection of courses.
comprehensive; multiple perspectives
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.
Perfect - me the learning outcomes of the course.
A really good book - but discovered it would be too sophisticated for my students at CSU.