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Power and Interdependence in Organizations

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Jeffrey Pfeffer, David G. Winter, Barbara Wisse, Daan van Knippenberg, Joris Lammers, Adam D. Galinski, Dean Tjosvold, Peiguan Wu, George B. Graen, David De Cremer, Marius van Dijke, Peter T. Coleman, Linda Molm, Edward J. Lawler, Chad A. Proell, Alice H. Eagly, Agneta Fischer, Gary Yukl, M. Afzal Rahim, Meni Koslowsky, Joseph Schwarzwald, John E. Barbuto, Jr., Gregory T. Gifford, Randall S. Peterson, Sarah Ronson, Lourdes Munduate, Francisco J. Medina, Dirk van Dierendonck, Inge Nuijten, Imke Heeren, Annebel H. B. De Hoogh, Deanne N. Den Hartog, Ping Ping Fu, Caroline Fu
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  • Date Published: February 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521703284

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  • Power is an inescapable feature of human existence. It plays a role in all social contexts and is particularly important in the functioning of organizations and work groups. Organizational researchers have certainly recognised the importance of power but have traditionally focused on its negative aspects. Yet power can also have very positive effects. Power and Interdependence in Organizations capitalizes on significant developments in social science over the past twenty years to show how managers and employees can manage power in order to make it a constructive force in organizations. Written by a team of international academics, the book explores both the positive and negative aspects of power, identifying opportunities and threats. It shows that harnessing the positive aspects of power, as well as controlling its more destructive effects, has the potential to revolutionise the way that organizations function, making them both more humane and productive.

    • Shows how managers and employees can manage power as a constructive force in organizations
    • Features contributions from an international team of academics providing a broad perspective on the role of power in organizations
    • Written in a scholarly yet accessible fashion allowing readers to easily develop an understanding of the subject
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    'Why are attitudes toward power so ambivalent when power is a pervasive aspect of organizations? Could this be a Western-culture-centric perspective? The international team of academics contributing to Power and Interdependence in Organizations addresses the positive face of power as well as how to control its negative face.' Jeanne Brett, Northwestern University

    'Since power affects us all in one way or another, there is keen interest in understanding its manifestations. This book is groundbreaking because of its focus on the positive and negatives features of power and especially in the context of both individuals and organizations. By emphasizing the constructive and destructive uses of power, across different levels of analysis, the book greatly expands our understanding of power in a major and useful way.' Ken G. Smith, University of Maryland

    'Understanding power, its uses and misuses, is fundamental to the human condition and to human survival. This collection by the world's leading scholars in psychology offers a wonderful advance in understanding. Read it, be enlightened and know much better how to make a positive difference in our troubled world.' Michael West, Aston University

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    • Date Published: February 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521703284
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Foreword
    Introduction
    Part I. Relationships to Manage the Faces of Power:
    1. Understanding power in organizations Jeffrey Pfeffer
    2. How can power be tamed? David G. Winter
    3. Power and self-construal: how the self affects power processes Barbara Wisse and Daan van Knippenberg
    4. The conceptualization of power and the nature of interdependency: the role of legitimacy and culture Joris Lammers and Adam D. Galinski
    5. Power in cooperation and competition: understanding the positive and negative faces of power Dean Tjosvold and Peiguan Wu
    Part II. Participative Leadership: Leading with Others:
    6. Growing powerful using cherry picking strategies: coworker networks as cherry trees George B. Graen
    7. Acting fairly to be the boss: procedural justice as a tool to affirm power relationships with subordinates David De Cremer and Marius van Dijke
    8. A tale of two theories: implicit theories of power and power-sharing in organizations Peter T. Coleman
    Part III. Exchange Dynamics and Outcomes:
    9. Power and social exchange Linda Molm
    10. The power process and emotion Edward J. Lawler and Chad A. Proell
    11. Gender inequalities in power in organizations Alice H. Eagly and Agneta Fischer
    Part IV. Power to Influence:
    12. Power and the interpersonal influence of leaders Gary Yukl
    13. Bases of leader power and effectiveness M. Afzal Rahim
    14. Power tactics preference in organizations: individual and situational factors Meni Koslowsky and Joseph Schwarzwald
    15. Influence triggers and compliance: a discussion of the affects of power, motivation, resistance and antecedents John E. Barbuto, Jr. and Gregory T. Gifford
    16. Leadership and conflict: using power to manage conflict in groups for better rather than worse Randall S. Peterson and Sarah Ronson
    17. Organizational change Lourdes Munduate and Francisco J. Medina
    Part V. Leading with Values:
    18. Servant-leadership, key to follower well-being Dirk van Dierendonck, Inge Nuijten and Imke Heeren
    19. Ethical leadership: the socially responsible use of power Annebel H. B. De Hoogh and Deanne N. Den Hartog
    20. The tao of value leadership and the power of interdependence Ping Ping Fu and Caroline Fu
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Cross cultural management
    • Leadership, Power & Influence
    • Power and Influence in Organizations; Management and Command
    • Sociology of Organizations
  • Editors

    Dean Tjosvold, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
    Dean Tjosvold is the Henry Y. W. Fong Chair Professor of Management at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

    Barbara Wisse, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Barbara Wisse is Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at VU University Amsterdam.

    Contributors

    Jeffrey Pfeffer, David G. Winter, Barbara Wisse, Daan van Knippenberg, Joris Lammers, Adam D. Galinski, Dean Tjosvold, Peiguan Wu, George B. Graen, David De Cremer, Marius van Dijke, Peter T. Coleman, Linda Molm, Edward J. Lawler, Chad A. Proell, Alice H. Eagly, Agneta Fischer, Gary Yukl, M. Afzal Rahim, Meni Koslowsky, Joseph Schwarzwald, John E. Barbuto, Jr., Gregory T. Gifford, Randall S. Peterson, Sarah Ronson, Lourdes Munduate, Francisco J. Medina, Dirk van Dierendonck, Inge Nuijten, Imke Heeren, Annebel H. B. De Hoogh, Deanne N. Den Hartog, Ping Ping Fu, Caroline Fu

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