Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 16, 2005

Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting

Vanessa Hill, Tiffany L. Galvin
Pages 26-29

The Edifice Complex
The Influence of Celebrity and Legacy on Executive Misbehavior

Identifying the antecedents of unethical corporate behavior remains a priority among management scientists. Among the many causes that have been explored, the influence of celebrity and legacy has not been examined. This paper contributes to the existing research by focusing attention on how celebrity and legacy encourage unethical behavior and suggests practices that can diffuse the negative influence of these factors.