Does Group Loyalty Breed Unethical Behavior?
JANUARY 13, 2016
Angus Hildreth, Francesca Gino, and Max Bazerman have conducted a fascinating set of experimental studies that study the question: Does group loyalty breed unethical behavior? Here's how they examined that research question. They engaged members of three college fraternities. First, they asked them about their loyalty to their organization. A week later, they asked the fraternity brothers to solve a series of puzzles. They could earn money if they solved them correctly.