|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Wiley Encyclopedia of Management|
|Editors||Cary L. Cooper|
|Place of Publication||NY|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Inc.|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 2015|
Coalitions are an essential form of organizational decision making: people come together to reach a decision that affects more than the set of individuals who favor a particular decision. Thus, coalition formation can be an important political process in organizations. Ironically, it has not been often studied.