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dc.contributor.authorGino, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorAyal, Shahar
dc.contributor.authorAriely, Dan
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-03T18:46:04Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-03
dc.identifier.citationGino, F., S. Ayal, and D. Ariely. "Self-serving Altruism? The Lure of Unethical Actions That Benefit Others." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (forthcoming).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0167-2681en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10996792
dc.description.abstractIn three experiments, we propose and find that individuals cheat more when others can benefit from their cheating and when the number of beneficiaries of wrongdoing increases. Our results indicate that people use moral flexibility to justify their self-interested actions when such actions benefit others in addition to the self. Namely, our findings suggest that when people's dishonesty would benefit others, they are more likely to view dishonesty as morally acceptable and thus feel less guilty about benefiting from cheating. We discuss the implications of these results for collaborations in the social realm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268113001005en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectethicsen_US
dc.subjectcheatingen_US
dc.subjectmoralityen_US
dc.titleSelf-serving Altruism? The Lure of Unethical Actions That Benefit Othersen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organizationen_US
dash.depositing.authorGino, Francesca
dc.date.available2013-09-03T18:46:04Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jebo.2013.04.005
dash.contributor.affiliatedGino, Francesca


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