Volume 16, 2005
Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting
Vanessa Hill, Tiffany L. Galvin
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.