Applying empowerment? A reply in the form of a corrective

David Collins*

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This paper is written as a reply to the paper “Applying empowerment: organizational model” written by Baruch. The paper argues that Baruch's account of empowerment, in spite of its attempts to educate managers actually works to obscure understanding. Mounting a challenge to Baruch a three-fold critique is developed. Examining the treatment of history, process and context in Baruch's work, this paper concludes that Baruch's analysis lacks, rejects or mis-reads a range of contextual and conceptual issues which should be of central importance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalCareer Development International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes


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