Select SAGE journal articles are available to give you more insight into chapter topics. These are also an ideal resource to help support your literature reviews, dissertations and assignments.
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In Hitoshi Mitsuhashi and Henrich R. Greve’s journal article the authors examine the horizontal and vertical dimensions of organizational power structures’ influence on the dynamics of corporate strategy. The horizontal dimension is seen to cause inertia, while it is the vertical dimension of power differences in the top management team that is seen to cause strategic change.
Contemporary studies of power elites and their strategies are unfortunately few and far between; however, you can read an article by Mairi Maclean, Charles Harvey and Robert Chia (2010) on ‘Dominant Corporate Agents and the Power Elite in France and Britain’ here.
D. Collingridge and J. Douglas’ 1984 journal article is a good application and discussion of Lindblom’s approach.
Reference: Kenny, G, Butler, R, Hickson, D, Cray, D, Mallory, G and Wilson, D (1987) Strategic Decision making: Influence Patterns in Public and Private Sector Organizations. Human Relations Vol 40 (9): 613 -631.