Images of Organization

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Images of Organization
Book cover
AuthorGareth Morgan
CountryUnited States
SubjectManagement, Organizational studies
PublisherSage Publications
Publication date
originally published in 1986

Images of Organization is a bestseller book by Gareth Morgan, professor of organizational behavior and industrial relations at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, which attempts to unveil organization via a number of metaphors. It was first published in 1986.

The book particularly describes the organization metaphorically as (1) machines, (2) organisms, (3) brains, (4) cultures, (5) political systems, (6) psychic prisons, (7) flux and transformation, and (8) instruments of domination.


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