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Author Hemme, Florian, author

Title A case study on power and politics in organizations / Florian Hemme, Marlene Dixon
Published London : Human Kinetics, Inc., 2015
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Summary James Park has been hired as the new CEO by the board of directors of GoSports Inc., a large national sporting goods retailer, which has been battling economic and internal issues over the previous years. Despite Park's experience at the helm of large companies in need of profound strategic and structural change, in his new position at GoSports he has been "butting heads" with a powerful collective of executives unhappy with the hire and threatened by the new CEO's accolades. To complicate matters, rumor has it that the decision to hire Park was far from unanimous, with various factions vying for control in the company, waiting for a chance to fill the power vacuum a quick departure by Park would leave behind. After two weeks with the company, Park is called before the board of directors to report on the progress made and how he plans to return GoSports to its former glory
Notes Originally published in Hemme, F., & Dixon, M. (2015) A case study on power and politics in organizations. Case Studies in Sport Management, 4(13), 99-106. DOI:
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Park, James.
Power (Social sciences)
Office politics.
Organizational behavior.
Form Electronic book
Author Dixon, Marlene A., 1970- author
ISBN 9781526432759 (ebook)