'Power is an important topic in the organizational sciences. This compendium not only brings together what we know about politics in organizations from a variety of perspectives, it helps set a research agenda for the future. Ferris and Treadway have done a fantastic job in organizing the field, recruiting great chapters, and publishing the resource on organizational power and politics.' - Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and author of Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t.
'Politics in Organizations presents the good—yes, the good—the bad and the ugly—all true—about how human organizations work in human ways. The chapters are very thorough and frequently truly insightful, shedding much needed light on this largely ignored but very interesting take on human organizational functioning. The implications are wide-spread and suggest many avenues for important future research. And practitioners, of course, will empathize with what the book has to say and may find useful hints for how to deal with the politics they encounter.' - Benjamin Schneider, Senior Research Fellow, Valtera
'The study of organizational politics has had a rich history, but has not been integrated into the breadth of organizational behavior literature. In this volume, Ferris and Treadway pull together esteemed scholars who integrate the pervasive issue of organizational politics into a broad realm of organizational behavioral phenomena. This book is sure to revitalize the study of political behavior in organizations.' - Adrienne Colella, President, SIOP, James McFarland Distinguished Chair in Business, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University