`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
About the Author
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 http://www.organizational-storytelling.org.uk/), 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.