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The success of an organization may be dependent on limiting the potential for deviant behavior, and if necessary, reacting to deviant behavior in a positive way. Focusing on the successful management of deviant behavior in the workplace and the role of the organization in creating conditions for this behavior is a crucial topic of study for those interested in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Managing Organizational Deviance goes beyond questions of control to also consider ethical dimensions of conduct. As a result, it teaches students who will go on to inhabit organizations to become familiar with the ethical implications of deviant and dysfunctional behavior in addition to managing this behavior in an effective way.  

Why Good Employees Make Unethical Decisions: The Role of Reward Systems, Organizational Culture, and Managerial Oversight
Why good employees make unethical decisions: The role of reward systems, organizational culture, and managerial oversight
JenniferDunnMaurice E.Schweitzer

It was just something we hoped would go away.

—Anonymous Beech-Nut employee

On November 5, 1986, Neils Hoyvald, the president of Beech-Nut, and five others were indicted for knowingly selling sugar water as apple juice concentrate. The evidence was overwhelming, and in 1987 Beech-Nut and its supplier, Universal Juice Company, pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record £2 million fine and an additional £7.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit (£2.5 million to retailers and £5 million to customers). Beech-Nut's market share fell by 20%, and overall the company lost £25 million in fines, ...

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