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Month: July 2016

Relaxing Moral Reasoning to Win: How Organizational Identification Relates to Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior

Relaxing Moral Reasoning to Win: How Organizational Identification Relates to Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior

Who conducted the study? Mo Chen from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Chao C. Chen and Oliver J. Sheldon from Rutgers University, conducted the study. What did they find? Three hypotheses were tested: Hypothesis 1: Organizational identification is positively related to Unethical Pro-organizational Behavior (UPB). Hypothesis 2: Moral disengagement mediates the positive relationship between organizational identification and UPB. Hypothesis 3: The indirect positive relationship between organizational identification and UPB through moral disengagement is stronger when interorganization competition is more intense….

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Call for Papers: China Innovation & Global Integration 2017 Conference

Call for Papers: China Innovation & Global Integration 2017 Conference

Looking forward to co-chairing, with Dr. Liang Wang, the academic program of the University of San Francisco’s China Business Studies Initiative 2nd Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Beijing and hosted in collaboration with the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peking University and the Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. We are inviting submissions of academic papers, case studies, and practitioner perspectives on the broad topic of innovation and global…

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Moral Disengagement in Ethical Decision Making

Moral Disengagement in Ethical Decision Making

Why do people make unethical decisions? Moral disengagement affects individuals internally, others, and events. There isn’t much research that examines how individual differences promotes and prevents moral disengagement. The researchers in this study wanted to investigate individual differences and psychological mechanisms that underlie ethical decision-making. They looked mainly at moral disengagement and at how individual differences and unethical decision-making influences it. Terms used: Moral disengagement (Bandura, 1986): A set of cognitive workings that prevent moral self-regulatory processes from working, leading…

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