Falls from Grace and the Hazards of High Status : The 2009 British MP Expense Scandal and Its Impact on Parliamentary Elites

@inproceedings{Graffin2013FallsFG,
  title={Falls from Grace and the Hazards of High Status : The 2009 British MP Expense Scandal and Its Impact on Parliamentary Elites},
  author={Scott D. Graffin and Jonathan L Bundy and Joseph F. Porac and James B. Wade and Dennis P. Quinn},
  year={2013}
}
Although the benefits of high status are well documented, in this research we explore the potential hazards associated with high status that have increasingly been implicated in recent studies. Organizational research suggests two such hazards: (1) opportunistic behaviors by elites that eventually lead to sanctions and (2) the targeting of elites by various audiences such that they are held more accountable than their lower-status counterparts for similar offenses. Our objective was to… CONTINUE READING

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