TITLE

TOWARD A STEWARDSHIP THEORY OF MANAGEMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Davis, James H.; Schoorman, F. David; Donaldson, Lex
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Jan1997, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent thinking about top management has been influenced by alternative models of man. Economic approaches to governance such as agency theory tend to assume some form of homo-economicus, which depict subordinates as individualistic, opportunistic, and self- serving. Alternatively, sociological and psychological approaches to governance such as stewardship theory depict subordinates as collectivists, pro-organizational, and trustworthy. Through this research, we attempt to reconcile the differences between these assumptions by proposing a model based upon the subordinate's psychological attributes and the organization's situational characteristics.
ACCESSION #
9707180258

 

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