I am the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame.

My current research interests focus on the psychology of ethical decision making and the ethical infrastructures within organizations, examining why employees, leaders and students behave unethically, despite their best intentions to behave to the contrary.

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Ethical Systems Interview (December 2015)

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My Approach to Ethical Systems: 

My research interests stem from a motivation to understand why efforts designed to improve ethical behavior in the workplace continue to over promise and under deliver. Drawing on the burgeoning field of behavioral ethics, which examines how and why people behave the way they do in the face of ethical dilemmas, we find that ethical blind spots offer a potential explanation. 

These blind spots—including ethical fading, inflated predictions and recollections of our actual behavior, ethical illusions, and distorted rationalizations—allow our unethical behavior to exist without conscious awareness. My colleagues and I are investigating organizational mechanisms to overcome these blind spots, including understanding how culture and informal systems, business frames, compliance frames, meditative thinking and revelation of unethical behavior affect the decision to engage in unethical behavior. 

My Ethical Systems Research page: Decision Making

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