In this tour de force, authors Stewart R. Clegg, David Courpasson, and Nelson Phillips provide a comprehensive account of power and organizations, unlocking power as the central relation of modern organizations and society. The authors present an excellent synthesis of organization, social and political theory to offer an overview of power and organizations that is historically informed, addresses current issues, and is comprehensive in scope.

Power and Organizational Forms

Power and organizational forms

Chapter Outline

In this chapter we will:

  • Situate the concept of power in the current and former debates about bureaucracy and the dynamics of bureaucracies.
  • Explain the political dimensions of organizational forms, by introducing democracy and oligarchy as two major power regimes, and by ...
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