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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 9: POWER & CONTROL Wednesday, November 3rd Power and control in organizational life Multiple perspectives, meanings, definitions Common theme: Dependency When is dependency created? Resource you control is important, scarce, and nonsubstitutable What if no one wants what you have? Knowledge as a scarce resource E.g English professors Nonsubstitutability E.g Publications Weber and power Who has power ..and the blame when things go wrong Monarchy vs. bureaucracy Includes setting meaningsterrorist or freedom fighter? How it is used Is power always recognized? Can power be invisible? Power and persuasion Examples of power acceptance? Sources of Power Bases of Power: Formal Power Coercive Power A power base dependent on fear. Reward Power Compliance achieved based on the ability to distribute rewards that others view as valuable Formal Power Is established by an individuals position in an organization; conveys the ability to coerce or reward, from formal authority, or from control of information. authority, or from control of information....
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course COMM 385 taught by Professor Keough during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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