Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Maryam Kouchaki

  • Lab Fellow, 2012-2014

Maryam Kouchaki received her PhD in Organizational Behavior in 2012 from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. Her research examines ethical decision-making and behavior in workplace. Her work on ethical decision-making and moral judgment illustrates the factors that lead ordinary people to engage in unethical or morally questionable behaviors, particularly within organizations. Additionally, Kouchaki examines how instances of unethical and corrupt behavior can be prevented. Her work has appeared in scholarly publications such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science. In 2012-13 Kouchaki was a residential Lab Fellow at the Center, investigating consequences of professionalism on ethical behaviors.

During her fellowship, she focuses on a historical analysis of corporate ethics and compliance programs. Additionally, she is a co-investigator on two other research projects with lab fellows, Elizabeth Doty and Yuval Feldman.