Affective influences on ethical decision making: The roles of mood, incidental emotions, and affective forecasting

Laura Jimena Noval

Publication: ThesisDoctoral thesis

Abstract

The main goal of my dissertation is to expand studies on the influence of affect in behavioral business ethics by focusing on affective influences that remain underexplored - e.g., incidental and anticipated emotions - as well as the interaction of affect with cognition. This dissertation is thus divided in three papers, each providing an unique contribution to the aforementioned goals and to the literature in ethical decision making: PAPER 1) a conceptual paper that explores the role of mood in managerial ethical decision making and the boundary conditions of this relationship in an organizational context; PAPER 2) an empirical paper composed of three studies that explores the role of incidental emotions in influencing perceptions of the consequences of ethical dilemmas and in determining ethical behavior; and PAPER 3) an empirical paper composed of four studies that explores the role of anticipated emotions and affective forecasting errors in unethical and self-serving behavior. (author's abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • WU Vienna
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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