Journal Articles

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.

Reference: Hitoshi Mitsuhashi and Henrich R. Greve’s (2004) ‘Powerful and free: intraorganizational power and the dynamics of corporate strategy ‘, Strategic Organization, 2(2): 107-132

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. 

Reference: Mairi Maclean, Charles Harvey and Robert Chia (2010), ‘Dominant Corporate Agents and the Power Elite in France and Britain’, Organization Studies; 31; 327-348

D. Collingridge and J. Douglas’ 1984 journal article is a good application and discussion of Lindblom’s approach.

Reference: D. Collingridge and J. Douglas (1984) ‘Three Models of Policymaking: Expert Advice in the Control of Environmental Lead’. Social Studies of Science, Vol 14: 343 – 370

Decision-making articles.

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.

Reference:  Wilson , D, Butler, R, Cray, D, Hickson, D and Mallory, G (1986) Breaking the Bounds of Organization in Strategic Decision Making, Human Relations, vol 39(4), 309-330.

Reference: Wilson, D (1982), Electricity and resistance: a case study of innovation and politics. Organization Studies, Vol 3(2), pp119-140.