This research presents a comprehensive explanation of unethical pro-organisational behaviour (UPB), an emerging phenomenon in organisational behaviour and especially in moral behaviour research. The authors tested the fit of Culture-Identification-Ideology-UPB moral behaviour model. The results indicate that individuals having strong organisational identification and high relativism ethical ideology may indulge in the practice of UPB. Interestingly, our study also reveals that strong ethical organisational culture may not restrain, rather may facilitate UPB. The authors concluded with suggestions for the practitioners and future scope of research.
We would like to thank Prof David Wasieleski, Duquesne University for inspiring us. I would also like to thank Dr Michael Schwartz – Joint Editor, Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations and anonymous referees for their useful suggestions.
Verma, P. and Mohapatra, S. (2020), "Strong Identification, Weak Ideology, Organisational Culture or All: Unethical Pro-organisational Behaviour in India", Schwartz, M. and Harris, H. (Ed.) War, Peace and Organizational Ethics (Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Vol. 23), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 123-150. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-209620200000023007Download as .RIS
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