Title

Power and interdependence in organizations

Document Type

Edited book

Publication Date

1-1-2009

First Page

1

Last Page

377

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Abstract

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 recognized 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 revolutionize the way that organizations function, making them both more humane and productive.

DOI

10.1017/CBO9780511626562

ISBN

9780511626562

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2009 and 2010. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Tjosvold, D., & Wisse, B. (Eds.) (2009). Power and interdependence in organizations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511626562

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