(Un)Ethical Behavior in Organizations

Posted: 8 Jan 2014

See all articles by Linda K. Trevino

Linda K. Trevino

Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business

Niki Den Nieuwenboer

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

Jennifer J. Kish-Gephart

University of Arkansas - Sam M. Walton College of Business

Date Written: January 2014

Abstract

This review spotlights research related to ethical and unethical behavior in organizations. It builds on previous reviews and meta-analyses of the literature on (un)ethical behavior in organizations and discusses recent advances in the field. The review emphasizes how this research speaks to the influence of the organizational context on (un)ethical behavior, proceeding from a more macro to a more micro view on (un)ethical behavior and covering ethical infrastructures, interpersonal influences, individual differences, and cognitive and affective processes. The conclusion highlights opportunities for future research.

Suggested Citation

Trevino, Linda K. and Den Nieuwenboer, Niki and Kish-Gephart, Jennifer J., (Un)Ethical Behavior in Organizations (January 2014). Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 65, pp. 635-660, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2376244 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-113011-143745

Linda K. Trevino (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States
814-865-2194 (Phone)

Niki Den Nieuwenboer

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

P.O. Box 1738
Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

Jennifer J. Kish-Gephart

University of Arkansas - Sam M. Walton College of Business ( email )

Fayetteville, AR 72701
United States

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