Information Control as a Power Resource

Pettigrew, Andrew (1995) Information Control as a Power Resource. In: Hickson, D J., (ed.) Managerial Decision Making. Dartmouth Publishing, pp. 301-318. ISBN 978-1855214156

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Abstract

This study uses a variety of methods—reactive and unobtrusive—to operationalize the filtering of information during an innovative decision process by a gatekeeper. Specific data are presented on gatekeeping within the focal organization and also between the focal organization and other organizations in its organization set. Theoretically, the paper explores the increased possibilities for filtering information under the uncertain conditions of an innovative decision. Power is discussed both in terms of the resources which form the base of an actor's power and also the tactics of resource use. The focus on decision making as a political process provides an emphasis lacking in current organizational studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: organizational behaviour
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 10:54
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1576

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