The KCG has various series of publications to provide research findings and policy implications to different interested groups, e.g., students, academics, policy makers and the public. The lists of publications will be updated on a regular basis. Brief introductions to the latest publications are provided below.
21st December 2017
Authors: Kristina Haberstroh. Ulrich Orth, Stefan Hoffmann, Berit Brunk (Journal of Business Ethics, 2017, vol. 140, issue 1, 161-173)
This research replicates Bhattacharjee et al. (J Consum Res 39(4):1167–1184, 2013) moral decoupling model and extends the original along the dimensions of theory, method, and context. Adopting a branding perspective and focusing on the corporate domain rather than the public figures investigated by Bhattacharjee and colleagues, this research examines the proposition that consumers dissociate judgments of morality from judgments of performance to justify purchasing from companies deemed to act immorally[…]