Immoral imagination and revenge in organizations
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Bus. Ethics
immoral imagination; immorality; revenge; moral imagination; retaliation; unethical behavior; workplace deviance; UNDERPAYMENT INEQUITY; MORAL EXCLUSION; POSSIBLE SELVES; WORKPLACE; VIOLENCE; RETALIATION; JUSTICE; DISENGAGEMENT; MECHANISMS; AGGRESSION; Business; Ethics
Malevolence and cruelty are commonly attributed to a failure of moral reasoning or a lack of moral imagination. We present the contrasting viewpoint - immorality as an active, creative, or resourceful act. More specifically, we develop the concept of "immoral imagination" (Jacobs, 1991) and explore how it can enter into Rest's (1986) four processes of decision making: sensitivity, judgment, intention, and implementation. The literature on revenge and workplace deviance illustrates these processes.
Journal of Business Ethics
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Immoral imagination and revenge in organizations" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3455.