The Unintended Moral Consequences of Passion, Proactivity, and Information Sharing
Management scholars routinely advocate for passion, proactivity, and information sharing as ways to increase individual, team, and organizational performance. In this symposium, we gather leading and emerging researchers in the field of behavioral business ethics to consider the moral implications of these practices and recommendations. We contend that management scholars have advocated for these without fully considering their “moral costs.” In a series of papers, we demonstrate that passion, proactivity, and information sharing can have unexpected – and unintended – moral consequences. We explore the influence of these practices and recommendations on moral perceptions and moral decisions, and we consider the consequences of such for individuals, organizations, and societies. Taken together, our papers extend the emerging literature on the systematic side effects of traditional management practices and processes and offer important theoretical and empirical insights into moral decision making in organizations.
Blinded by Passion: Perceptions of Passion and Moral Expectations and Evaluations of Others
Presenter: Monica Gamez-Djokic; Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Presenter: Maryam Kouchaki; Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Where There is Light, There Must Be Shadow:The Impact of Proactivity on Immoral Behavior and Sleep
Presenter: Mona Mensmann; Warwick Business School
Presenter: Brian Gunia; Johns Hopkins U.
#Hypocrites! The Effect of Conflicting CSR Information From Internal and External Channels
Presenter: Lisa Lewin; Rutgers Business School
Presenter: Danielle E. Warren; Rutgers U.
Does Economics Education Make Us See Honesty as Costly?
Presenter: Madeline Ong; Hong Kong U. of Science and Technology
Presenter: Julia Lee; U. of Michigan
Presenter: Bidhan Parmar; U. of Virginia
Deadlined and Deceived: The Unexpected Costs of Revealing Final Deadlines in Negotiations
Presenter: Joseph P. Gaspar; Quinnipiac U.
Presenter: Redona Methasani; U. of Connecticut