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Edward C. Tomlinson & Jerald Greenberg

In: Managing Organizational Deviance

Chapter 9: Discouraging Employee Theft by Managing Social Norms and Promoting Organizational Justice

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Discouraging Employee Theft by Managing Social Norms and Promoting Organizational Justice
Discouraging employee theft by managing social norms and promoting organizational justice
Edward C.TomlinsonJeraldGreenberg

Prevalent in occurrence and costly in impact, the theft of company property by employees is a serious problem for organizations, and curtailing it has been a daunting challenge for managers. Employee theft has been defined as the unauthorized appropriation of company property for personal use (Greenberg, 1995). It has been estimated that approximately three quarters of all employees have stolen from their employers on at least one occasion (McGurn, 1988) and that many do so routinely (Delaney, 1993; London House and Food Marketing Institute, 1993; Sandberg, 2003). This behavior exacts a heavy toll on corporate bottom lines. In 2001 alone, for example, employee ...

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