June 14, 2013
It’s often said that money corrupts. But a new study says that just the thought of getting some hard cash will do the trick.
The report by University of Utah and Harvard researchers found that individuals who could gain monetarily through unethical behavior were more likely to demonstrate that behavior than those who weren’t offered a financial gain.
“Were were interested in why good people would do bad behavior,” said Kristin Smith-Crowe, a management professor and co-author of the study released last month.