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This volume is a readily accessible compilation of current, original research in the area of power and influence in organizations. Power and Influence in Organizations offers a rich exploration of emerging trends and new perspectives. Contributors include leading scholars in organizational behavior and theory and major contemporary intellectual pioneers in research on power and influence, including Samuel B. Bacharach, Robert Cialdini, Edward J. Lawler, and Jeffrey Pfeffer. Each contributor provides insight into his or her 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. Advanced students and scholars ...

Sticky Ties and Bad Attitudes: Relational and Individual Bases of Resistance to Change in Organizational Structure
Sticky ties and bad attitudes: Relational and individual bases of resistance to change in organizational structure
Kathleen L.Valley
Tracy A.Thompson

Dictating formal structure is a critical medium of control in complex organizations. Through prescribed reporting and production structures, management compels certain ways of getting the work of the organization accomplished and imposes certain constraints on the other ways of completing that same work. Although management has the legitimate power to dictate and change formal organizational structure, employee resistance to change can hinder management's structuring and restructuring efforts. In this chapter, we investigate the extent to which management's power to set a new organizational structure is checked by employee resistance, and we ...

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