Immoral Imagination And Revenge In Organizations
Immoral imagination; Immorality; Moral imagination; Retaliation; Revenge; Unethical behavior; Workplace deviance
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
Number of Pages
Article; Proceedings Paper
Source API URL
Seabright, Mark A. and Schminke, Marshall, "Immoral Imagination And Revenge In Organizations" (2002). Scopus Export 2000s. 2318.