Normal Organizational Wrongdoing : A Critical Analysis of Theories of Misconduct in and by Organizations

Normal Organizational Wrongdoing : A Critical Analysis of Theories of Misconduct in and by Organizations

Description

Instances of wrongdoing in and by organizations have featured heavily in news headlines in recent years. Why do organizational participants-employees, managers, senior officials-engage in illegal, unethical, and socially irresponsible behavior?

The dominant view of wrongdoing as an abnormal phenomenon assumes that the perpetrator is a rational, proactive actor, working in isolation. However, Palmer develops an alternative approach in this book, examining wrongdoing as a normal occurrence, produced by boundedly rational actors whose behaviour is shaped by the immediate social context over a period of time.

The book provides a comprehensive critical review of the theory and research on organizational wrongdoing. By using rich case study material, it illuminates different perspectives, potential explanations, and policy suggestions for the reduction of organizational wrongdoing.


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Details

Author(s)
Donald Palmer
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 20mm | 470g
Publication date
15 Nov 2013
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0199677425
ISBN13
9780199677429
Bestsellers rank
2,349,808