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Description - Metaphor and Organizations by David Grant

A collection of views on the use of metaphors in organizations and organization studies. The book provides an introduction to the use of metaphor in organization studies, outlines key areas of debate, explains how metaphors contribute to creating new theories about organizations and demonstrates how metaphors impact on organizational ability. Part One considers the role of metaphor in creating new theories of organization and in reinterpreting existing theories. Part 2 explores metaphor in organizational discourse and language, showing how the construction of different metaphors can provide powerful tools with which to manage the organization. Part Three investigates the relevance of metaphors in real organizational situations and how they actually impact on attitudes and behaviour. Part Four of the book offers an agenda for the use of metaphors in organizational research and suggests new directions that research might take.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803976306
ISBN-10: 0803976305
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Grant

Cliff joined Cass in 2011. Before coming to Cass he spent 4 years at Queen Mary, University of London as a Professor of Organization Theory in the School of Business and Management and also served as Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Sciences. He has also previously held posts at University of Leicester (2002-2007), King's College, University of London (1990-2002), and Westminster University (1988-1990). Before becoming a full-time academic in 1988, Cliff worked as a HR manager in local government. Cliff's research interests focus on the application of aspects of discourse, dramaturgy, tropes, narrative and rhetoric to the study of management, organizations, organizing processes, and organizational change. He has published over 120 academic articles and contributions to edited volumes, including contributions to Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Organization, and Organization Studies. He is the European Editor for Journal of Organizational Change Management, Associate Editor for Journal of Change Management, and co-director of ICRODSC (International Centre for Research on Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change) which links a network of researchers in several renowned institutions located in the UK, Canada, US, Sweden and Australia

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