Dynamics of Formal Knowledge, Power, and Professions SIG
Convenor: Dr. Cynthia Marcello
This SIG is about the bases and forms of power derived from the knowledge one possesses and utilizes in their profession. Extant literature on workplace bullying discusses the phenomenon as an imbalance of power creating disparity between those who possess the power and those who do not. The study of the professions focuses on the structures of power that are attributed and related to individuals based on the status and power associated within a profession of power. Implications for the development of transformational leadership models that use psychological empowerment as a facilitator of formal knowledge will be emphasised.