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28) In today’s modern organization the base for power and politics rests on a system of authority. Which of the following statements about legitimacy regarding power is NOT correct?
in firms, the legitimacy of those at the top increasingly derives from their positions as representatives for various constituencies.
senior managers may justify their lofty positions within organizations by separating themselves from stockholders.
in other societies, “higher authority” does not have a bureaucratic or organizational reference but consists of those with moral authority such as tribal chiefs, religious leaders, etc.
in U.S. firms, “higher authority” denotes those close to the top of the corporate pyramid.