Bases of Social Power


Definition: the Bases of Social Power is a theory by French and Raven that identifies five (six) bases or sources of social, organizational power:
1. Reward Power
2. Coercive Power
3. Legitimate Power
4. Referent Power
5. Expert Power
6. Information Power


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