Is Business Ethics Too Important to be Left in the Hands of Business: A Democratic Alternative?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Carl Rhodes of the University of Technology, Sydney. Rhodes recently published an article in Organization Studies entitled “Democratic Business Ethics: Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal and the Disruption of Corporate Sovereignty,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Rhodes reflects on the inspiration for conducting this research:] When people think … Continue reading Is Business Ethics Too Important to be Left in the Hands of Business: A Democratic Alternative?

How Do Individuals Judge Organizational Legitimacy?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Melanie Eichhorn of the ESCP Europe Business School. Eichhorn recently published an article in Business and Society entitled “How Do Individuals Judge Organizational Legitimacy? Effects of Attributed Motives and Credibility on Organizational Legitimacy," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Eichhorn reflects on the inspiration for conducting … Continue reading How Do Individuals Judge Organizational Legitimacy?

Website Stories in Times of Distress

[We’re pleased to welcome author Alexia Panayiotou  of the University of  Cyprus. Panayiotou recently published an article in Management Learning entitled “Website Stories in Times of Distress," co-authored by George Kassinis. From Panayiotou:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? My co-author and I have been interested in the use of corporate websites as … Continue reading Website Stories in Times of Distress

The Normalization of Corruption and Wells Fargo’s 2 Million False Accounts

[We’re pleased to welcome J.S. Nelson, Senior Fellow at the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at Wharton, and an Advisor in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nelson recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "The Normalization of Corruption." From Nelson:] My paper in the … Continue reading The Normalization of Corruption and Wells Fargo’s 2 Million False Accounts

How Do Employees’ Perceptions of Workplace Fairness Affect Organizational Commitment?

[We're pleased to welcome M. Ángeles López-Cabarcos of Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She collaborated with Ana Isabel Machado-Lopes-Sampaio-de Pinho and Paula Vázquez-Rodríguez on their article "The Influence of Organizational Justice and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment in Portugal’s Hotel Industry," which was recently published in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.] What inspired you to be … Continue reading How Do Employees’ Perceptions of Workplace Fairness Affect Organizational Commitment?

Did You Hear? When Rumors Are Used As Revenge At Work

According to a 2008 study done by the publishers of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, 85% of employees at all levels are involved in workplace conflict to some degree. In the United States alone, time spent dealing with this conflict equates to an average of 2.8 hours weekly, or approximately $359 … Continue reading Did You Hear? When Rumors Are Used As Revenge At Work

Summer Reading: Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation

Looking for some summer reading for those hazy, lazy days of July? Donald Palmer's review of Robert R. Faulker's book "Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation" appeared in the June issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. Robert R. Faulker: Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation. New York: Anthem Press, 2011. 192 pp. $32.95, paper. … Continue reading Summer Reading: Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation

What is the Organizational Definition of Terrorism?

According to the Department of State's Country Reports on Terrorism 2013, international terrorist groups are progressively evolving and continue to present a threat to the United States. But can looking at terrorism through the lens of organizational scholarship help us understand the nature of terrorism? Authors Jordi Comas, Paul Shrivastava and Eric C. Martin discuss … Continue reading What is the Organizational Definition of Terrorism?

How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

Is it easier for someone to be corrupt at different levels within an organization? Does corruption depend on the resources available? Authors István Jávor and David Jancsics discuss this topic in their article from Administration and Society  entitled "The Role of Power in Organizational Corruption: An Empirical Study," winner of the 2014 Best Article Award from the Public … Continue reading How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

Barsky, Kaplan and Beal discuss their article, “Just Feelings? The Role of Affect in the Formation of Organizational Fairness Judgments.”

Adam Barsky, Seth A. Kaplan and Daniel J. Beal discuss their article, "Just Feelings? The Role of Affect in the Formation of Organizational Fairness Judgments." recently published in the Journal of Management.  * Who is the target audience for this article? This article is targeted at researchers interested in the different ways in which affect and … Continue reading Barsky, Kaplan and Beal discuss their article, “Just Feelings? The Role of Affect in the Formation of Organizational Fairness Judgments.”