Political Frame - Authorities and Partisans External...

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Authorities Make binding decisions Act as agents of social control Seek to maintain authority as their position depends on it Conflict in organizations Natural and inevitable Focuses on strategies for dealing with conflict Can be hierarchical, horizontal or cultural Organization as Arenas Arenas shape: rules of the game, players, stakes Bottom-up political action Top-down control Organizations as Political Agents Organizations exist in ecosystems Organizations as ecosystems Overbounded systems Strong, top-down control, conflict highly regulated Partisans Subject to authorities’ decisions Will support on question authority depending on how decisions affect their interests External Control of Organizations (Pfeffer & Salancik) Organizations as Arenas Organizations as Political Agents Types of Control Skills of the Manager as a Politician Conflict in organizations Position Power and Person Power Distribution of power: -overbounded / underbounded systems Authorities and Partisans Political Frame
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