A third cheer for empowerment? In search of a framework

David Collins*

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Building on the arguments of an earlier paper which argued that “empowerment” and repression may go hand-in-hand, argues that the study of empowerment at work has been ripped from its contextual setting. Argues that studies of empowerment, if they are to be meaningful theoretically and useful practically, must locate and embed “empowering” initiatives within the wider context of their creation and propagation. Analysing institutions of industrial and civil decision making, concludes by making suggestions for the (re)development of empowerment in Britain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalLeadership & Organization Development Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


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