Investigating the Effects of Moral Disengagement and Participation on Unethical Work Behavior

@article{Barsky2011InvestigatingTE,
  title={Investigating the Effects of Moral Disengagement and Participation on Unethical Work Behavior},
  author={Adam P. Barsky},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2011},
  volume={104},
  pages={59-75}
}
  • Adam P. Barsky
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • With massive corruption uncovered in numerous recent corporate scandals, investigating psychological processes underlying unethical behavior among employees has become a critical area of research for organizational scientists. This article seeks to explain why people engage in deceptive and fraudulent activities by focusing on the use of moral-disengagement tactics or rationalizations to justify egregious actions at work. In addition, participation in goal-setting is argued to attenuate the… CONTINUE READING
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