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L. B. Sitkin and L. B. Cardinal2010
Georgia Southern University faculty member Misty L. Loughry authored “Peer Control in Organizations” in the publication Organizational Control.
Chapter Summary: Peer control occurs when workers who are at the same organizational level or in the same field exert lateral control over their peers. Peer control is widespread in organizations, yet is not well understood. This chapter discusses the scope of the peer control concept, including different types of formal and informal peer controls designed by managers and workers. The potential benefits and drawbacks of peer control are also discussed. Five theoretical perspectives that can be used to examine informal peer ... Read more