Accession Number:

ADA065911

Title:

The Independence and Effectiveness of Power and Influence In a Functional Organization Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the independence and the effectiveness of power and influence in functional organizations. More specifically, first, it investigates the independence of different power bases, the independence of different influence bases, and the independence of the differentials of different power and influence bases. Second, it investigates the effectiveness of different power bases and the dimensions of the power bases, the effectiveness of different influence bases and the dimensions of the influence bases, and the effectiveness of the differentials or different power and influence bases and the dimensions of the differentials. The investigation of the independence of the power and influence bases shows that the power and influence bases are adequately described by seven dimensions. These consist of two dimensions for the power bases, two dimensions for the influence bases, and three dimensions for the differentials. Finally, it shows that the effectiveness of the differentials is similar to the effectiveness of the influence bases. That is, it shows that some of the differentials and the dimensions of the differentials are positively associated with effectiveness, and that some of the differentials and the dimensions of the differentials are negatively associated with effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE