Power and Influence in Organizations

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This book provides an exploration of emerging trends and new perspectives on power and influence in organizations.

Each contributor provides an overview of general trends, and thoughts about the direction of future research. Topics examined include: manipulation of employee perceptions and values; links between power and accountability; sharing power; the effects of gender on power and influence; illusions of influence; and impression management.

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A compilation of current research, emerging trends, and new perspectives in the area of power and influence in organizations that is the end product of a conference by the same name held at Stanford University, May 1996. Fifteen contributions provide insight into each author's own research, an overview of general trends, and thoughts about the direction of future research. Topics examined include manipulation of employee perceptions and values; the links between power and accountability; sharing power; the effects of gender on power and influence; illusions of influence; and impression management. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761908609
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/11/1998
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Roderick M Kramer and Margaret A Neale
Illusions of Influence - Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert B Cialdini
Simmelian Ties - David Krackhardt
Super Strong and Sticky
Sticky Ties and Bad Attitudes - Kathleen L Valley and Tracy A Thompson
Relational and Individual Bases of Resistance to Change in Organizational Structure
Political Alignments in Organizations - Samuel B Bacharach and Edward J Lawler
Contextualization, Mobilization and Coordination
The Power of Resistance - Blake E Ashforth and Fred A Mael
Sustaining Valued Identities
Losing Our Religion - Philip E Tetlock
On the Precariousness of Precise Normative Standards in Complex Accountability Systems
Under the Influence? Organizational Paranoia and the Misperception of Others' Influence Behavior - Roderick M Kramer and Benjamin A Hanna
Some Ethical Aspects of the Social Psychology of Social Influence - David M Messick and Rafal K Ohme
Two Faces of the Powerless - Robert J Bies and Thomas M Tripp
Coping with Tyranny in Organizations
Personality Correlates of Structural Holes - Ronald S Burt
The Psychology of Authority Relations - Tom R Tyler
A Relational Perspective on Influence and Power in Groups
Uses and Misuses of Power in Task-Performing Teams - Ruth Wageman and Elizabeth A Mannix
To Be or Not To Be (Self-Promoting) - Laurie A Rudman
The Consequences of Counterstereotypical Impression Management
Women and Power - Joanne Martin and Debra Meyerson
Conformity, Resistance, and Disorganized Coaction
Championing Charged Issues - Susan J Ashford
The Case of Gender Equity within Organizations
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