External Sanctions, Self-Regulation and the Iatrogenesis of Organizational Misconduct

Kip Schlegel, Indiana University

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the impact of both external sanctions and internal sanctions on organizational offending. Incorporating a medical term to describe the development of disease introduced by a doctor's own procedure, this paper explores the potential iatrogenic effects of self-imposed sanctions, often in response to the threat of external sanctions, that may serve to magnify rather than reduce organizational misconduct.

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