Punishment contingency and unethical behavior: The role of uncertainty and justice perceptions

Julena M. Bonner, Cynthia S. Wang, Rebecca L. Greenbaum

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Abstract

In a series of three studies, we examine whether the type of punishment utilized by supervisors, contingent versus non-contingent, influences employees' unethical behavior, and the mechanisms through which this occurs. As predicted, uncertainty and justice served as mediators, with stronger effects found for non-contingent punishments than for contingent punishments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1678-1683
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Aug 5 2016Aug 9 2016

Other

Other76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period8/5/168/9/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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Bonner, J. M., Wang, C. S., & Greenbaum, R. L. (2016). Punishment contingency and unethical behavior: The role of uncertainty and justice perceptions. 1678-1683. Paper presented at 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016, Anaheim, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.70