MGHD27H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Taco Bell, Ingratiation, Corporate Social Responsibility

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Chapter 12 power, politics, and ethics (pg. Enron filed for bankruptcy in december 2001 due to unethical corporate behaviour of using shady accounting practices to hide losses and making enron appear as though they were in excellent financial health. Power is the capacity to influence others who are in a state of independence. Power has the capacity meaning that it does not always have to be exercised. Target of power is dependent on the powerholder does not imply that a poor relationship exists between the two (e. g. your friend has power to influence your behaviour) Power can flow in any direction in an organization but often times, members at higher organizational levels have more power than those at lower levels. Power is a broad concept that applies to both individuals (e. g. marketing manager has power over subordinates) and groups (e. g. marketing department is the most powerful department)

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