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Moral disengagement at work: a review and research agenda

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posted on 2020-12-01, 00:00 authored by Alexander NewmanAlexander Newman, Huong Le, Andrea North-SamardzicAndrea North-Samardzic, Michael Cohen
Originally conceptualized by Bandura (Person Soc Psychol Rev 3:193–209, 1999) as the process of cognitive restructuring that allows individuals to disassociate with their internal moral standards and behave unethically without feeling distress, moral disengagement has attracted the attention of management researchers in recent years. An increasing body of research has examined the factors which lead people to morally disengage and its related outcomes in the workplace. However, the conceptualization of moral disengagement, how it should be measured, the manner in which it develops, and its influence on work outcomes are areas of continued debate among researchers. In this article, we undertake a systematic review of research on moral disengagement in the workplace and develop a comprehensive research agenda that highlights opportunities for theoretical and empirical advancement of the literature.

History

Journal

Journal of business ethics

Volume

167

Pagination

535 - 570

Publisher

Springer

Location

Dordrecht, The Netherlands

ISSN

0167-4544

eISSN

1573-0697

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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