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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.  

Badmouthing the Company: Bitter Employee or Concerned Corporate Citizen?
Badmouthing the company: Bitter employee or concerned corporate citizen?
Robert J.BiesThomas M.Tripp

I had to go public with this information. The company had “screwed” me and my team. They didn't care about us. The company got what it deserved.

—Manager, consumer products company

I didn't want to “leak” the information to the press, but I had no other choice. No one would listen to me, even though my complaints were supported by facts. I know my action put the company in a “bad light,” but I wanted to save it from even further damage by remaining silent. This company is my family and my life.

—Manager, telecommunications company

During the past few years, many companies and government agencies have found themselves to ...

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