Organizational Psychology

Integrity is Free

by Elizabeth Doty adapted from her article in strategy+business

When Lab Fellow Maryam Kouchaki, Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino and I came together in 2012 to collaborate, we wanted to understand the processes of making and keeping business commitments as an essential element of institutional integrity. In particular, we wanted to study the dynamics of “commitment drift,” (perceived systematic breakdowns in fulfilling a company’s most important commitments to its stakeholders).… Read more about Integrity is Free

What’s Luck Got to Do with It? Everything, If You Are a Banking Whistleblower

by Kate Kenny, Queen's University Belfast, and Lab Fellow

Think whistleblowing is a matter of telling the truth? Think again. “Successful” whistleblowing, where the protagonist actually manages to make themselves heard in the media and get the support of the public, is a matter of luck.

Last month … Read more about What’s Luck Got to Do with It? Everything, If You Are a Banking Whistleblower

Understanding Conflict of Interest Networks

by Sebastián Pérez Saaibi and Juan Pablo Marín Díaz

Social Network Analysis can be used to understand a wide variety of systems such as research, biological or technological networks. In particular, it is a great tool to observe and analyze conflicts of interest and assess the risks that arise in the evolving relationships between individuals or institutions. By using these tools, one could not only analyze patterns but also understand observed behaviors in networks of individuals.

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Dirty Money: Mere Exposure to Money Motivates to Think Business, Cheat and Lie

by Maryam Kouchaki

Lab Fellow Maryam Kouchaki, along with co-authors Kristin Smith-Crowe, Associate Professor, and Arthur P. Brief, Presidential Professor and Chair in Business Ethics, both at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business; and Carlos Sousa, a former University of Utah graduate student, have published a study in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes showing how mere exposure to money – even simply using money-related words – will trigger unethical behavior.

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