Vanderbilt study finds that as leaders gain power, dissent against unethical behavior declines

Jessica Kennedy, Vanderbilt Owen Faculty Member

Higher-ranking individuals are typically charged with maintaining ethical behavior in their organizations. But a new study led by Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, suggests that holding high-ranking positions may blind people to the unethical practices they are responsible for stopping.



Recent Articles

Feb 1, 2017

Vanderbilt study finds that as leaders gain power, dissent against unethical behavior declines

Higher-ranking individuals are typically charged with maintaining ethical behavior in their organizations.

Feb 1, 2017

Apology laws don’t help doctors avoid malpractice payouts

Medical malpractice claims are not influenced by doctors who apologize

Browse by Topic

Finance

Health Care

Marketing

Operations Management

Organization Studies

Strategy and Business Economics