Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 27, 2016

Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting

Tammy MacLean, Barrie Litzky, Lynne Andersson, Michael Behnam
Pages 158-166

Minding the Gap(s)
Unintended Consequences of Decoupling

This paper explores how policy-practice decoupling affects organizational insiders, synthesizing literatures on decoupling, organizational identity, behavioral integrity, and organizational cynicism to derive a theoretical model illustrating the effects of organization-level structural choices on individual perceptions and actions.