When Destructive Deviance in the Workplace Becomes a Liability: A Decisional Model

Quality and Quantity, Forthcoming

Posted: 16 Aug 2011

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Tamir Levy

Netanya Academic College

Aharon Tziner

Netanya Academic College

Date Written: Aug 30, 2009

Abstract

In recent years destructive deviant behavior in organizations has drawn increasing attention. However, surprisingly little work has been devoted to assessing when the economic value of deviant behavior is tolerable (i.e., the benefits from employing the deviant worker exceed the financial costs of his/her deviance) and when it becomes unbearable (i.e., the financial cost of the deviance exceeds the benefits accrued from his/her employment). The purpose of the present paper is to introduce a mathematical model which may resolve this lacuna. In addition, a simulation was conducted and its results were reported in order to illustrate the usefulness of the proposed mathematical model. In conclusion it is suggested that the present model be further examined empirically in the real workplace.

Suggested Citation

Levy, Tamir and Tziner, Aharon, When Destructive Deviance in the Workplace Becomes a Liability: A Decisional Model (Aug 30, 2009). Quality and Quantity, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1910514

Tamir Levy

Netanya Academic College

1 University St
Netanya 42100, 4223587
Israel

Aharon Tziner (Contact Author)

Netanya Academic College ( email )

16 Kibutz, Galoyot Street
Netanya 42100
Israel

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