publication . Article . Other literature type . 1988

The Role of Value Congruity in Intraorganizational Power

Cathy A. Enz;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1988 Journal: Administrative Science Quarterly, volume 33, page 284 (issn: 0001-8392, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: JSTOR
Abstract
To understand better the differences in power between subunits, this paper examines the relationship between perceived departmental power and the extent to which departments appear to share important organizational values with top management. Critical contingency perspectives on intraorganizational power are used as a catalyst for exploring similarity of organizational values as an additional determinant of power. Interview and survey data from a quick-service restaurant chain and a robotics company are used to provide support for the role of perceived similarity in values for determining power. Perceived value congruity between department members and top manage...
Subjects
free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, Public Administration, Contingency, Power structure, Survey data collection, Business, Top management, Knowledge management, business.industry, Public relations
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