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Understanding empowerment and resolving its paradox Lessons from Mary Parker Follett

Understanding empowerment and resolving its paradox Lessons from Mary Parker Follett This paper introduces and reviews current understanding of the empowerment construct, recognizing Mary Parker Follett’s contribution to this area. Common themes between the empowerment literature and Follett’s writing are identified with special emphasis placed on the “Empowerment Paradox.” The paradox is described and suggestions for how Follett’s writing can help inform us are included. The paper concludes with directions for future research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management History (Archive) Emerald Publishing

Understanding empowerment and resolving its paradox Lessons from Mary Parker Follett

Journal of Management History (Archive) , Volume 4 (1): 13 – Mar 1, 1998

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1355-252X
DOI
10.1108/13552529810203905
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Abstract

This paper introduces and reviews current understanding of the empowerment construct, recognizing Mary Parker Follett’s contribution to this area. Common themes between the empowerment literature and Follett’s writing are identified with special emphasis placed on the “Empowerment Paradox.” The paradox is described and suggestions for how Follett’s writing can help inform us are included. The paper concludes with directions for future research.

Journal

Journal of Management History (Archive)Emerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1998

Keywords: Development; Empowerment; Theory

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