The Hierarchical Abuse of Power in Work Organizations

  title={The Hierarchical Abuse of Power in Work Organizations},
  author={Donald J. Vredenburgh and Yael Brender},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
Although much theoretical and empirical research has examined organizational power, virtually none has addressed the hierarchical abuse of power in organizations. Managers' incentives and discretion and subordinates' dependencies define the abuse of power as an important organizational issue. This paper offers a conceptualization and process model to help further theoretical and applied understanding, and it considers the ethical nature of power abuse. Two dimensions, disrespect for individual… 
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