chapter  4
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Managers’ Interests in Dominance

In the previous chapter it became clear that managers have the power within organisations. What is less clear is why they want it. The obvious answer is that they have an interest in dominating. Neither an individual nor a group of people could have and keep power over any longer period of time if they were not at least interested in doing so. Many people and professions do not want to dominate and rule-and, hence, they will not rule. Being interested in gaining, keeping and increasing power is a necessary, though not suffi - cient precondition for social dominance.