The theory of inequality in power and struggle for power

Part of the International series on the quality of working life book series (IQWL, volume 6)


If the exercise of power is defined as determining or directing the behaviour of others to some extent (and more than in the reverse direction), the power distance theory starts from the hypothesis that the individual feels satisfaction in exercising power and strives to increase his power.


Social Reality Power Distance Power Relationship Supervisory Board Work Council 
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© H. E. Stenfert Kroese b.v., Leiden, the Netherlands 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Foundation for Business AdministrationThe Netherlands

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