The Definition of Organizational Politics: A Review

Amos Drory, Tsilia Romm

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A survey of the literature on organizational politics (OP) reveals a lack of consensus among authors on a definition of this term. This paper presents a review and discussion of the various OP definitions in an attempt to further clarify the nature of this intriguing and important field of study. The definition elements are discussed in terms of their implications for future research toward the understanding of OP in work organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1154
Number of pages22
JournalHuman Relations
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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