ORGSTUDY 455 - Organizational Wrongdoing
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Hardly a day goes by when organizational wrongdoing is not among the headlines—from the misuse of data and sports scandals to interpersonal behaviors such as cheating and sexual misconduct. In this course, we will address these issues, among others, as we examine wrongdoing in and by organizations. We will explore the structural and cultural conditions that increase the likelihood of misconduct, as well as the steps that organizations can take to prevent such behavior. While some misconduct discussed in the course is the result of greed or the desire to do harm, we will also consider how wrongdoing can be unintentional or a product of benign organizational practices that can be avoided. To this end, we will ask why ethical people sometimes engage in unethical behavior.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduates interested in organizations and ethics

Class Format:

Two 1.5 hr lectures/week


ORGSTUDY 455 - Organizational Wrongdoing
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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