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Normal organizational wrongdoing : a critical analysis of theories of misconduct in and by organizations

Author: Donald Palmer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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"Instances of wrongdoing in and by organizations have featured heavily in news headlines in recent years. Why do organizational participants - employees, managers, senior officials - engage in illegal, unethical, and socially irresponsible behavior? The dominant view of wrongdoing as an abnormal phenomenon assumes that the perpetrator is a rational, proactive actor, working in isolation. However, Palmer develops an  Read more...
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Title: Normal organizational wrongdoing : a critical analysis of theories of misconduct in and by organizations /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Palmer
ISBN: 9780199573592; 019957359X
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-301) and index.
Content: The Normal Organizational Wrongdoing Perspective -- Definitions, Theory Development, and Method -- A Rational Choice -- The Cultural Embeddedness Account -- Behavioral Decision Theory -- The Administrative System Account -- Situational Social Influence -- The Power Structure Account -- Accidental Wrongdoing -- The Social Control of Organizational Wrongdoing.

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Description: xv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Normal Organizational Wrongdoing Perspective -- Definitions, Theory Development, and Method -- A Rational Choice -- The Cultural Embeddedness Account -- Behavioral Decision Theory -- The Administrative System Account -- Situational Social Influence -- The Power Structure Account -- Accidental Wrongdoing -- The Social Control of Organizational Wrongdoing.
Responsibility: Donald Palmer.
Year: 2012.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2011942651; National Library: 015951247
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: HV6768; Dewey No.: 658.402
OCLC No.: 813299147
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) i9780199573592
(Sirsi) 1221944

Abstract:

"Instances of wrongdoing in and by organizations have featured heavily in news headlines in recent years. Why do organizational participants - employees, managers, senior officials - engage in illegal, unethical, and socially irresponsible behavior? The dominant view of wrongdoing as an abnormal phenomenon assumes that the perpetrator is a rational, proactive actor, working in isolation. However, Palmer develops an alternative approach in this book examining wrongdoing as a normal occurrence, produced by actors with no positive inclinations to engage in this practice, but whose behaviour is shaped by the immediate social context over a period of time. The book provides a comprehensive critical review of the theory and research on organizational wrongdoing. By using rich case study material, it illuminates different perspectives, potential explanations, policy implications, and suggestions for the way forward for the improvement of organizational efficiency and effectiveness."--Publisher's website.
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Palmer's book is both important and timely... [and his] exploration of these questions covers a wide range of disciplines - sociology, psychology, social psychology, criminology, political science, Read more...

 
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