People go to extraordinary lengths to gain and defend their status. Those with higher status are listened to more, receive more deference from others, and are perceived as having more power. People with higher status also tend to have better health and longevity. In short, status matters. Despite the importance of status, particularly in the workplace, it has received comparatively little attention from management scholars. It is only relatively recently that they have turned their attention to the powerful role that social status plays in organizations. This book brings together this important work, showing why we should distinguish status from power, hierarchy and work quality. It also shows how a better understanding of status can be used to address problems in a number of different areas, including strategic acquisitions, the development of innovations, new venture funding, executive compensation, discrimination, and team diversity effects.
Author: Jone L. Pearce Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 12/02/2010 Pages: 374 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.54lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.10w x 0.90d ISBN: 9780521115452
About the Author Pearce, Jone L.: - Jone L. Pearce is Dean's Professor of Leadership and Co-director of the Center for Leadership and Team Development at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. She has published nearly ninety scholarly articles and is the author of four books, including Organization and Management in the Embrace of Government (2001) and Organizational Behavior: Real Research for Real Managers (2009). She is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the International Association of Applied Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.