Peer Reporting and the Perception of Fairness
AbstractEconomic motives are not the only reasons for committing a (small) crime. People consider social norms and perceptions of fairness before judging a situation and acting upon it. If someone takes a bundle of printing paper from the office for private use at home, then a colleague who sees this can either report it or not: peer reporting. We investigate how fairness perception influences peer reporting in this situation of incorrect behavior.
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Peer reporting; Perception; Social norms; Fairness; Employee theft; Victimization;
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