Volume 13 Issue 2 2017


Ahmad Asfand Yar
Master of Science in Business Administration, Virtual University of Pakistan.

Riffut Jabeen
Department of Business Administration, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan.

Muhammad Ziaullah
Department of Business Administration, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan.

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of power on follower‘s willingness to commit a ―crime of obedience‖ by complying with a leader‘s unethical request in organizations of Pakistan. Both variables were of considerable importance in the literature of Management. The research framework consists of five hypotheses. Data were collected with a survey from 150 employees of the Education Department of Pakistan. Multiple Regression analyses were conducted to investigate the proposed model. The results indicate that power is an important component in obedience to authority. Findings suggest that all five FrenchRaven bases of power are positively related to committing a crime of obedience. Results are discussed about research on obedience to authority. When power is used by authority, individuals may obey in ways that are destructive and against their personal, moral values. The study has a wide scope for its implementation. Based on research findings, the government can modify its policies to get rid of the crime of obedience in the educational sector of Pakistan.
Keywords Crime of obedience, Coercive power, Expert power, Reward power, Referent power
Year 2017
Volume 13
Issue 2
Type Short Report
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification K11, K12, K13
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.46745/ilma.jbs.2017.13.02.08
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Type of Review Double Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link http://ibtjbs.ilmauniversity.edu.pk/journal/jbs/13.2/8.pdf
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