Why Do Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things?: 52 Reflections on Ethics at Work

205 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2012  

Muel Kaptein

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Date Written: July 25, 2012

Abstract

Why do good people sometimes do bad things in their work? This important question for the management of the ethics and integrity of an organization is addressed in this book. Drawing on social-psychological experiments, a model of 7 cultural factors is presented.

Keywords: ethics, integrity, unethical, leadership, trust, compliance

Suggested Citation

Kaptein, Muel, Why Do Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things?: 52 Reflections on Ethics at Work (July 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2117396 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2117396

Muel Kaptein (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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