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Paton, Rob (1988). Powers visible and invisible. In: Paton, Rob ed. Organisations: Cases, Issues and Concepts. Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.: Sage Publications, pp. 105–110.

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Abstract

In recent years the analysis of organizations as political systems has received greatly increased attention. It is a perspective that makes good sense to many managers and adminstrators whose day-to-day experience involves a considerable amount of lobbying and manoeuvring to promote or deflect particular initiatives. But central to any such analysis must be a treatment of topics like power, influence, authority and interests; phenomena which are notoriously slippery - and contentious. The following piece aims to provide a workable simplification of this difficult terrain.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1988 The Open University
ISBN: 1-85396-026-8, 978-1-85396-026-0
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
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Item ID: 23726
Depositing User: Beryl Ridgway
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 14:21
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 08:39
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23726
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