Description: Unethical behavior in the workplace affects countless people every year. Workers in many organizations are subjected to insidious treatment such as harassment, discrimination, and bullying. However, most research and discussion of unethical business behavior has focused solely on its financial and legal effects and not on the health and well-being of the individuals working for the organization.
This handbook has been crafted to address this gap. It covers the widest possible range of organizational misbehaviors (age, race, and gender discrimination, abuse, bullying, aggression, violence, fraud and corruption), all with an eye toward the effects on individual and organizational health and well-being. The Handbook is the first-ever single-source resource on this important topic.
1. Ethical Impact Theory (EIT): Unethical Work Behavior and Well-Being, Mark D. Promislo, Robert A. Giacalone, and Carole L. Jurkiewicz
Part I. Attacking Others: Revenge, Aggression, Bullying, and Abuse
2. Beyond the Consequences to the Victim: The Impact of Abusive Supervision on Third-Party Observers, Marie S. Mitchell, Ryan M. Vogel, and Robert Folger
3. Coping with Unethical Behavior: Forgoing the Sweetness of Revenge for the Healthy Choice of Forgiveness, Rebecca J. Bennett and Susie S. Cox
4. The Morality and Ethics of Workplace Revenge: Avengers' Moral Considerations and the Consequences of Revenge for Stakeholder Well-Being, David A. Jones
5. Bullying and Well-Being, Denise Salin
6. Workplace Aggression, Unethical Behavior, and Employee Well-Being: An "Aggressive" Examination of the Issues, Joel H. Neuman
Part II. Harmful Behaviors and Work Stress
7. The Impact of Ostracism on Well-Being in Organizations, Jane O'Reilly, Sandra L. Robinson, and Kira F. Schabram
8. Crafting an Image at Another's Expense: Understanding Unethical Impression Management in Organizations, William H. Turnley, Anthony C. Klotz, and Mark C. Bolino
9. Ethical and Unethical Leader Behaviors and Their Impact on Individual Well-Being and Deviance, Karianne Kalshoven and Deanne N. Den Hartog
10. Age Discrimination in the Workplace and Well-Being, Anastasia S. Vogt Yuan
11. Unethical Work Behavior as a Stressor, Laurenz L. Meier, Norbert K. Semmer, and Paul E. Spector
Part III. Individual Differences, Justice, and Moral Emotions
12. Machiavellianism, Unethical Behavior, and Well-Being in Organizational Life, Jason J. Dahling, Daniel Kuyumcu, and Erika H. Librizzi
13. Organizational Justice and Cardiovascular Health, Marko Elovainio and Mika Kivimaki
14. Moral Emotions and Unethical Behavior: The Case of Shame and Guilt, Ilona E. de Hooge
15. Ethics Position Theory and Unethical Work Behavior, Donelson R. Forsyth and Ernest H. O'Boyle Jr.
16. Perceived Justice and Well-Being at Work: How and for Whom Do Unethical Practices Matter? Todd Lucas and Craig A. Wendorf
17. Ethics, Empathy, and Employment: Seeking a Compassionate Workplace, Noreen Tehrani
Part IV. Organizational and Societal Perspectives
18. Ethical Climate: Causes, Consequences, and Implications for Improving Well-Being, Charles H. Schwepker Jr.
19. The Virtuous Business Cycle Model: A Proposal, Charlotte McDaniel and Corey L.M. Keyes
20. Macro-Ethinomics: The Long-Term Costs of Short-Term Thinking, Carole L. Jurkiewicz and Boris Morozov
Comment(s): "The Handbook of Unethical Work Behavior delivers what undoubtedly will come to be known as a groundbreaking statement that will influence teaching, research, and management practice for years to come. The chapters add up to a 'think tank' of multi-disciplinary scholarship rarely found in one outlet." -- From the Foreword by Diane L. Swanson, Professor and Edgerley Family Chair in Business Administration, Kansas State University
"A timely, fascinating, and important collection that makes a convincing case for how even those who are neither the perpetrators of unethical behavior in organizations or their direct targets can still be negatively affected by them. Written by some of the top scholars in the field, the chapters in this volume offer a revealing look at the often hidden costs of workplace misbehavior on the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of employees." -- Karl Aquino, University of British Columbia
"This timely--and timeless--book undertakes a thorough assessment of the implications, both organizational and individual, of unethical behavior at work. Its importance lies in the fact that it brings together a comprehensive collection of materials on unethical behaviors and practices. It is clearly destined to be the classic reference on this subject." -- Sandra Waddock, Boston College
"This volume is a welcome addition to the literature and a timely topic, especially in the wake of widespread unemployment and increasing stress on workers. The push to shine the light on topics we prefer not to consider is vital to scholars and managers - to both understand why such behavior occurs and what can be done to remedy it. The consequences of continuing to ignore (or providing routine diagnoses of) this phenomenon are dire. We need a fresh approach that takes seriously the experiences and perspectives of stakeholders, particularly employees, if we are to understand the roots of unethical behavior and how managers can work with employees to create more value for all stakeholders. We need more work like this and Bob Giacalone and Mark Promislo are to be congratulated for their fine work." -- Andrew C. Wicks, University of Virginia
Review(s): "Solidly grounded in extensive empirical research from a wide range of sources including psychology, physiology, business management, and public health. ... The collective impact of these studies is strikingly insightful and deep, ranging from the immediate, concrete effects (primary trauma) of unethical behavior such as financial collapse (e.g., Enron) or the stress of bullying, to the broader, relational stressors (secondary trauma) of witnessing unethical behavior and even the simple fact of being associated with an organization behaving unethically such as in organizational racial discrimination. ... I recommend this book as food for thought and as a basis for cultivating well-being in the workplace." -- Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Bulletin Blog
"Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate students through professionals." -- Choice