Effect of Competition on Unethical Behaviors
Conference Proceeding Article
Competition can lead individuals to cheat; yet our knowledge of why competition affects unethical behaviors and how to mitigate these effects is still limited. Results of Study 1 show that competition facilitates unethical behaviors and that impaired moral awareness mediates these effects. Study 2 illustrates that moral elevation mitigates the effects of competition on cheating. Finally, Study 3 shows that moral identity moderates the curvilinear effects of competition on unethical behaviors such that only when competition is fierce, those with more salient moral identity are less likely to be dishonest than those with less salient moral identity.
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Academy of Management Proceedings
Academy of Management
City or Country
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Abhijeet K. VADERA; SRIVASTAVA, Vivekanand; AQUINO, Karl; and CHANDRASHEKHARRAO, Pathki.
Effect of Competition on Unethical Behaviors. (2014). Academy of Management Proceedings. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4900
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