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Power and politics in organizations by Samuel B. Bacharach

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Published by Jossey-Bass in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Organizational behavior -- Political aspects.,
  • Political participation.,
  • Power (Social sciences),
  • Coalitions.,
  • Social conflict.

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Edition Notes

StatementSamuel B. Bacharach, Edward J. Lawler.
SeriesThe Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series, Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series
ContributionsLawler, Edward J.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 249 p. ;
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21128091M
ISBN 100875894585

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MANAGING POWER AND POLITICS IN ORGANIZATIONS Resistance, Empowerment, Ethics Objectives and learning outcomes By the end of this chapter, you will be able to Appreciate that the central task of any manager is to manage people and that managing people means managing power relations Understand how power is played out in organizational structures. Books shelved as power-and-politics: Managing With Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations by Jeffrey Pfeffer, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and. The book also points the way to future research. International Institutions and Power Politics provides insights for both international relations theory and practical matters of foreign affairs, and it will be essential reading for all international relations scholars and advanced students. Organizational life within a political frame is a series of contradictions. It is an exercise in rationality, but its energy comes from the ideas in the minds of power figures the content of which.

Managing With Power provides an in-depth look at the role of power and influence in organizations. Pfeffer shows convincingly that its effective use is an essential component of strong leadership. Pfeffer shows convincingly that its effective use is an essential component of strong leadership.   Politics and influence, the mechanisms by which power is realized, are unavoidable components of any business--indeed, any organization. Pfeffer shows that by understanding where power comes from and how it can be used effectively, managers can help their organizations, and themselves, "achieve great things."Pages:   Power and politics in organizations by Bacharach, Samuel B; Lawler, Edward J., joint author. Publication date Topics Organizational behavior, Political participation, Power (Social sciences), Coalitions, Social conflict Publisher San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Collection inlibrary Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN : Part I On defining power. Part II Management views of power. Part III Power, politics and illegitimacy. Part IV Poweer and politics in the external arena. Part V Managing meaning. Part VI Power and resistance. Part VII Power and emancipation. Part VIII The way forward. Series Title: International Library of Management (Dartmouth) Responsibility.

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.   Politics can become a dysfunctional force in organizations, but it can also be beneficial. To learn how to skillfully navigate organizational politics, managers first have to map the terrain. Explore a preview version of Managing With Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations right now. O’Reilly members get unlimited access to live online training experiences, plus books, videos, and digital content from + publishers. This was the required textbook for my class, "Power and Politics in Organizations." While I liked the class, I wasn't a big fan of the book. The concepts that Pfeffer discusses seem worthwhile as far as they go, but I guess I don't especially like this format of presenting them--basically, presenting a concept and then giving several brief case-study-based illustrations of the point/5.