Organizations, management and psychoanalysis: An overview

Yiannis Gabriel, Adrian Carr

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An overview is presented of some basic psychoanalytic insights into organisations that collectively reinforce the reasons why management studies should concern itself with psychoanalysis. The paper highlights the different psychoanalytically informed approaches that have been adopted thus far in the organisation literature and then raises some issues related to those who seek to use psychoanalytically informed insight to make interventions and manage organisation dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-365
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002


  • Management
  • Psychology
  • Work psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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