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Authority, Power, Influence and Social Control: A Theoretical Synthesis

A. J. Grimes
The Academy of Management Review
Vol. 3, No. 4 (Oct., 1978), pp. 724-735
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/257928
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Authority, Power, Influence and Social Control: A Theoretical Synthesis
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Abstract

Authority and power are usually not conceptually distinct, but for clarification, they are considered extremes on a control continuum. Power is conceptualized as influence and social control, the former reducing and latter reinforcing authority. These constructs permit reexamination of authority and leadership.

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