Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Associate Fellow


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Executive Education Centre
Egrove Park
Oxford

Profile

Gareth Morgan is a former Distinguished Research Professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto. He is a prominent author and keynoter speaker specialising in the implications of the new science of chaos and complexity for leadership and change.

Gareth has been elected Life Fellow of the International Academy of Management for his international contributions to the science and art of management.

He is author of seven books on organisation and management, including Images of Organization, Riding the Waves of Change, and Imaginization: New Ways of Thinking, Organizing and Managing. Available in sixteen translations, Images of Organization is used as a core text at hundreds of universities worldwide.

Gareth's consulting and research have been at the forefront of many contemporary management trends: prototyping the requirements of learning organizations; designing and managing decentralised networks; creating flexible team-based enterprise; unleashing creativity and innovation; and using theories of paradox and self-organisation to find new methods of managing change. He is also an entrepreneur and has been director of the NewMindsets Project, investigating how web-based technology can contribute to developing flexible ('just in time') modes of management education.

Gareth is also internationally recognised for his contributions to social theory and research. His books Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis (with Gibson Burrell) and Beyond Method lie at the heart of current debates about how multiple research perspectives and paradigms can be mobilised in the study of complex social and economic problems.

Teaching

At Saïd Business School, Gareth is contributes to the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme and Coaching for Consulting and Change Programme.