“Bad Behavior” in Organizations: A Review and Typology for Future Research Academic Article uri icon


  • In recent years, organizational scholars have increasingly focused on various forms of bad behavior in the workplace. Notable examples of these behaviors include deviance, aggression, antisocial behavior, and violence. Unfortunately, as this body of work has grown, so too has a proliferation of concepts, constructs, and definitions. This article reviews the literature regarding the general set of concepts and constructs relating to bad behavior in organizations. The authors identify both areas of uniqueness as well as areas of overlap among these various concepts and constructs. They also propose a typology to guide future theory development and empirical research. © 2005 Southern Management Association. All rights reserved.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Griffin, R. W., & Lopez, Y. P.

citation count

  • 136

publication date

  • December 2005