Ain't Misbehavin: Workplace Deviance as Organizational Resistance

Lawrence, Thomas B. and Robinson, Sandra L. (2007) Ain't Misbehavin: Workplace Deviance as Organizational Resistance. Journal of Management, 33 (3). pp. 378-394.

Abstract

Although organizational control and power are often designed to diminish workplace deviance, they also have the capacity to incite it. This is because enactments of power that confront organizational members in their daily work lives can create frustration that is expressed in acts of deviance. In this article, the authors examine why power provokes workplace deviance in organizations and, specifically, how types of power affect the form that workplace deviance takes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: deviance; power; resistance; organization
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 13:40
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 13:57
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5489

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