Organizations in Depth: The Psychoanalysis of Organizations

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SAGE, Aug 31, 1999 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
`The book is a good read. Gabriel has an engaging writing style, liberally interspersed with vignettes, cases, and quotes.... While the reader may not agree with some of what Gabriel is espousing, the author presents his material in a non-judgemental manner.... And who knows ? Maybe Gabriel is foreshadowing some new directions in organizational theory and even new research methodology' - Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

This book is a comprehensive and systematic examination of the insights psychoanalysis can offer to the study of organizations and organizational behaviour.

Richly illustrated with examples, Yiannis Gabriel's exhaustive study provides fresh understandings of the role of creativity, control mechanisms, leadership, culture, and emotions in organizations.

Core theories are explained at length and there is a chapter on research strategies. Extensive reference is made to practical cases, and there is a review of the key debates.


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Psychoanalysis and Organization
Chapter 1 Core Psychoanalytic Ideas and Theories
Chapter 2 Psychoanalysis Clinical Practice and the Human Sciences
Chapter 3 Individual and Organization
Chapter 4 Organization and Individual
Chapter 5 Work Groups
Chapter 6 Leaders and Followers
Chapter 7 Psychoanalysis and Culture
Chapter 9 The Emotional Life of Organizations
Chapter 10 Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Organizations
Chapter 11 Psychoanalytic Research into Organizations
Towards a New Conception of Management

Chapter 8 Organizational Culture

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About the author (1999)

Yiannis Gabriel is Professor of Organizational Theory at Bath University. Yiannis has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Yiannis is well known for his work into organizational storytelling and narratives, leadership, management learning and the culture and politics of contemporary consumption. He has used stories as a way of studying numerous social and organizational phenomena including leader-follower relations, group dynamics and fantasies, nostalgia, insults and apologies. He has also carried out extensive research on the psychoanalysis of organizations.

Yiannis is founder and coordinator of the Organizational Storytelling Seminar series, now in its fourteenth year (See, the author of nine books and numerous articles. He is elected to the board of EGOS and is currently Senior Editor of Organization Studies. His enduring fascination as a researcher lies in what he describes as the unmanageable qualities of life in and out of organizations.

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