Power and Politics in Organizations

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Cynthia Hardy
Dartmouth, 1995 - Social Science - 529 pages
This is a collection of articles exploring the issue of power in relation to organizations. It asserts that any attempt to understand the large literature on power must extend beyond the confines of organization and management theory. The argument underlying the volume is that broad exploration is essential because management studies of power have been for the most part, severely constrained, tending to view power from a functionalist perspective. In so doing issues of how power becomes embedded in existing organizational structures, cultures, practices, rules and regulations have been ignored.

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W Graham Astley and Paramjit S Sachdeva 1984 Structural Sources
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1971 A Strategic Contingencies Theory of Intraorganizational Power
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Bronston T Mayes and Robert W Allen 1977 Toward a Definition
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