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Beyond power and resistance - New approaches to organizational politics

Fleming, P. and Spicer, A. (2008). Beyond power and resistance - New approaches to organizational politics. Management Communication Quarterly, 21(3), pp. 301-309. doi: 10.1177/0893318907309928

Abstract

In this introduction to the special issue, the editors question the still-prevalent dichotomy of power and resistance when studying organizational politics. They begin by tracing the evolution of power and resistance in critical scholarship. Then, they propose that because of changing workplace dynamics, power and resistance are increasingly intertwined. More nuanced concepts are required to describe this. Finally, they argue that power and resistance should be considered as a singular dynamic called struggle.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2008
Publisher Keywords: power, resistance, politics, organization studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15591
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