Beyond power and resistance - New approaches to organizational politics

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

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright Sage 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: power, resistance, politics, organization studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Cass Business School > Faculty of Management

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