Corporate Social Irresponsibility

Individual Behaviors and Organizational Practices

Edited by:
Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Wolfgang Amann, HEC Paris in Qatar
Gianluigi Mangia, University of Naples Federico II

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives in Corporate Social Performance and Policy. Editor(s): Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Silesian University of Technology, Poland.

Published 2017

In a modern world in which one can observe managerial and investors’ behaviors characterized by high risk, short term orientation, moral hazard and speculation, there is a need to form a new ethical paradigm to drive a more ethical oriented education and a substantial change to norms regulating markets and business behavior to sensitize investors and financial practitioners, so that humanity can evolve in a sustainable way. Therefore the main question we are striving to answer throughout the book “Organizational Social Irresponsibility: individual behaviors and organizational practices” is the following: Do individual behaviors influence organizational socially irresponsible practices?

Each separate chapter aims to find an answer to the above question. The book is divided into three parts: first: “The dark side of organizational behaviors”, second: “Individual skills and the workplace” and third: “Organizational politics, practices and tools. This book is authored by a range of authors from all over the world. They provide us with several theoretical and practical contributions into the topic of organizational social irresponsibility and individual behavior, facing different aspects (e.g. workplace wellness, decision‐making, diversity management). We hope it will be useful for both business and academia and it will help to shape reflective, socially responsible managers of the future.

PART I: THE DARK SIDE OF CORPORATE BEHAVIORS. Do Individual Behaviors Influence Corporate Socially Irresponsible Practices? Agata Stachowicz‐Stanusch, Gianluigi Mangia, Wolfgang Amann,and Andrea Tomo. The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence, Vivek Khanna and Sushanta Kumar Mishra. The Dark Side of Decision Making: Defensive Reasoning and Organizational Defensive Routines, Sharon E. Norris. The Unknown Effects of Over‐Identification, Angela Dettori and Ernestina Giudici. What Lies Beneath: Introducing an Understanding of Subtle Energies in Work Dynamics, Carolyn Dunow and Jaila C. Hansen. PART II: INDIVIDUAL SKILLS AND THE WORKPLACE. Soft Skills Needed in Solving Management Control Problems, Serdar Genç and Ünsal Siğri. The Effects of Workplace Bullying on Employee Performance: A Cultural and Social Perspective, Lisa T. Toler. The Marginalization of Religion in the Workplace: Finding a Way Forward, Timothy Ewest. Fear and Hate in Modern Organizations: Leadership Tactics to Counter Their Effects, Matthew R. Fairholm and Gilbert W. Fairholm. PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS, PRACTICES, AND TOOLS. Diversity Management and the Illusion Of Fairness, Filomena Buonocore, Luisa Varriale, Paola Briganti, and Maria Ferrara. A Glimpse into the Darker Side of Human Resource Management: Addressing Employee Misconduct in the United States, William J. Heisler. Issues in Financial Reporting: A Decision‐Making Perspective, Zeeshan Ghafoor and Muhammad Amanullah Khan. The Two Faces of Corporate Training: Individual Enhancement or Adaptation Device? Enrico Cori and Micol Bronzini. About the Editors. About the Contributors.