Fit to be unethical: How successful/failed regulatory goal attainment motivates unethical behavior

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Abstract

On the basis of regulatory fit theory we argue and show that a regulatory fit induced through successful or failed attainment of goals that specify gains vs. losses (Study 1) or nurturance vs. security (Study 2), will lead individuals to engage in unethical behavior in a subsequent task.
Original languageEnglish
Article number11422
Number of pages6
JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
Volume2013
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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