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FRAME DECAY, INFORMAL POWER, AND THE ESCALATION OF SOCIAL CONTROL IN A MANAGEMENT TEAM: A RELATIONAL SIGNALING PERSPECTIVE

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In a study of conflict in organizations, Lindenberg's relational signaling theory is used to develop hypotheses on the impact of relationship strength, network embeddedness, and organizational change on social escalation. Social escalation is defined as the involvement of one or more third parties in a conflict. An empirical test is conducted with data on 67 conflicts involving 22 managers, gathered during three years of ethnographic fieldwork and a longitudinal network study in a management ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Statistics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Volume:
20
Pages:
355-380
Publication date:
2003-01-01
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ISSN:
0733-558X
Source identifiers:
97864
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:97864
UUID:
uuid:c1a5b12f-bb67-477e-8dee-c87215c9ae05
Local pid:
pubs:97864
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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