Professionalism and Moral Behavior

Maryam Kouchaki*

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The dissertation abstract and reflection commentary present the work of Dr. Maryam Kouchaki. The abstract provides an overview of research examining the role of professional identities on ethical behavior. Across a number of studies, this work demonstrates that professionalism, either measured or manipulated, can increase individuals’ unethical behaviors. This dissertation extends prior work on professionalism by examining its psychology and shedding new light on importance of its meanings in driving individuals’ behaviors. Below, the author discusses the reasons for why professionals may engage in unethical behaviors. Finally, the reflection commentary provides insights about the author’s journey as a PhD student.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-385
Number of pages10
JournalBusiness and Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 18 2015


  • Ethical behavior
  • Professional identity
  • Professionalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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