Constructive and destructive deviance in organizations

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There are two streams of research on deviance in the management literature, one on its positive effects and one on its negative effects. Although the underlying behavior is the same - a departure from norms - these two research streams remain separate. Here I review the literature, develop an integrative typology of deviance, and call for further advancements with respect to identifying reference groups and establishing normative standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-632
Number of pages11
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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