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The Management of Political Actors in Institutions


  • Peter Odion Omoijiade

    (Alliance InternationalUniversity, Lusaka, Zambia)


The argument that the minimization of the dysfunctional consequences of organizational politics is no longer dependent on self-equilibrating mechanism remains valid. This inquiry is therefore framed with a view to establishing suitable strategies for managing political actors. There is a nexus between the diagnosis typology of political actors and the qualitative classes of political actors and their management strategies. In the management of mixed blessing, supportive, non-supportive and marginal political actors; collaborative, involvement, defensive and information strategies respectively were found suitable. This research is based on existing theoretical knowledge on organizational politics and stakeholders management. Data was collected from the literature by means of critical analysis and dialectic reflection on the emerging themes. The study will enhance capability in contexts where the scientific management of political actors is yet to be exemplified. Key Words: Organizational Politics, Political Interest, Political Actor

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  • Peter Odion Omoijiade, 2016. "The Management of Political Actors in Institutions," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 5(4), pages 17-30, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:5:y:2016:i:4:p:17-30

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