Power motivation and power distance reduction theory


  • Viktoriya Voloshyna Одеський національний університет імені І. І. Мечникова



Ключові слова:

hierarchy, power, social distance, power distance reduction theory and theory of power motivation


Knowledge about hierarchy is diffused, and is apparently rarely applied to the organizational science. While most of the theories have touched on hierarchy at a fundamental level, however, they did so indirectly. Recently, researchers have shown an increased interest in power as a fundamental force in social relations (Sturm and Antonakis, 2015).

The main goal of this research is to make a bridge between two theories: the power distance reduction theory and theory of power motivation. The study has challenged the assumption that the more power people have, the more they strive for power or the higher the power motivation, the more power people strive to acquire.

Біографія автора

Viktoriya Voloshyna, Одеський національний університет імені І. І. Мечникова



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