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ERIC Number: EJ861171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-5978
Exploring the Neural Basis of Fairness: A Model of Neuro-Organizational Justice
Beugre, Constant D.
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, v110 n2 p129-139 Nov 2009
Drawing from the literature in neuroeconomics, organizational justice, and social cognitive neuroscience, I propose a model of neuro-organizational justice that explores the role of the brain in how people form fairness judgments and react to situations of fairness and/or unfairness in organizations. The model integrates three levels of analysis: (a) behavioral, (b) mental (cognitive and emotional), and (c) neural. The behavioral level deals with motivated actions displayed by the individual; the mental level deals with information processing mechanisms and emotional arousal; and the neural level concerns the brain systems instantiating mental processes. The paper also describes a "fairness theory of mind" that could help managers improve their ability to create fair working environments. The model's implications for further research and management practice are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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