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Hubris can cause firms to behave unethically

New research from the Australian National University (ANU) has found overconfidence, driven by outstanding performance, is the decisive factor when companies behave badly. High-performing companies behave unethically because past successes make them arrogant; if they think they can get away with it they'll cut corners to maintain strong performance. Follow this link for a summary; the full article can be found in the Journal of Operations Management.

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