ESRC Festival of Social Science

Issued: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:18:00 BST

Date: Friday 8 November 2019
Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: Rankine Building Lecture Theatre 107
Category: Academic events
Audience: Practitioners, academic staff and doctoral students
Admission: Free
Registration: Register by Wednesday 6 November 2019

The ESRC Festival of Social Science: Why ‘good’ workers do bad things, will be hosted by the Adam Smith Business School. It will feature presentations from our Professor Rosalind Searle, Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology and Dr Charis Rice from Coventry University.

The event is designed to bring together fraud and criminal justice professionals, organisational leaders, human resources professionals and educators to focus on science of organisational wrongdoing. It will feature two short animations and the practitioner toolkits that have been developed to help organisations to reduce and prevent wrongdoing and threat.

Three pieces of funded research (Professional Standards Authority, CREST) will be showcased that look at wrongdoing in organisations carried out by ‘insiders’. Real-life cases will be explored where employees stole, failed to obey the rules thereby endangering the system, or sexually assaulted other staff or service users.

Three different categories of wrongdoing that will be discussed:

  • ‘Bad apples’
  • ‘Bad barriers’
  • ‘Bad cellars’

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