David Dunaetz

David Dunaetz
Azusa Pacific University · Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
David Dunaetz is Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. David's research focuses on interpersonal processes in organizations, especially Christian organizations.
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August 2015 - present
Azusa Pacific University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2010 - August 2014
Azusa Pacific University
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  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2006 - May 2014
Claremont Graduate University
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  • Professor

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The attitudes of 92 head pastors were measured concerning 20 ministry-relevant ideas and practices, as well as information about their church's present numerical growth. A statistical analysis found four pastoral attitudes that predict positive or negative numerical church growth. Positive predictors of numerical church growth were strong beliefs t...
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Although wavering personal commitment to a local body of believers has been a concern of Christian leaders since New Testament times, increasing individualism and other cultural changes are affecting individual Christians’ commitment to their churches in new ways. This study examines church commitment using the multidimensional construct of organiz...
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Evangelical Review of Theology (2019), 43(2), pp. 138-151. The Mum effect is the natural human reluctance to share bad news with others, due to a desire to avoid a range of negative consequences, consequences affecting both self and the recipient of the bad news. Although the gospel is good news to those who believe, it may be viewed negatively by...
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Because the church is the body of Christ, research focused on evangelism and disciple-making needs to be church-based. The goal of such research is to better share God’s love to a world that does not know him by building up a collection of knowledge that will enable us to do so. This research may be both theological (focusing on what the Bible and...
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many changes in the present socio-cultural context point to the importance of innovation in churches. A theoretical framework for understanding innovation in churches is presented, featuring 6 key elements. These elements include the cultural context of the church and the church’s target audience, a cultu...
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Church-based research requires working with abstract concepts ranging from sin to sanctification. Theories, concepts, and operationalizations allow us to work with these abstractions. Theories are sets of statements describing how specific concepts relate to each other. Concepts are broad ideas that exist in our thinking that can be used to describ...
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Missionary conflict is inevitable and potentially dangerous if mismanaged. However, when missionaries in conflict seek to cooperate by understanding each other’s perspectives and interests, creative solutions that respond to most, if not all, of the relevant concerns can be found. This requires much time and effort, and sometimes outside help. Howe...
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Missionary conflict is inevitable and potentially dangerous if mismanaged. However, when missionaries in conflict seek to cooperate by understanding each other’s perspectives and interests, creative solutions that respond to most, if not all, of the relevant concerns can be found. This requires much time and effort, and sometimes outside help. Howe...
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Small groups are an essential aspect of contemporary churches, playing an important role in community building, support, spiritual formation, and accountability. How-ever, their number and impact are often limited due to a lack of people willing to lead a small group, a problem faced by each new generation. This exploratory study of 217 young adult...
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A presentation made at the Evangelical Missiological Society in 2022.
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Because of the knowledge explosion taking place, literature reviews in church-based research are needed more than ever. Summaries and syntheses of previous research make this knowledge available to practitioners and help researchers focus on what remains unknown. In contrast to empirical studies, literature reviews rely on previously published stud...
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Because of the knowledge explosion taking place, literature reviews in church-based research are needed more than ever. Summaries and syntheses of previous research make this knowledge available to practitioners and help researchers focus on what remains unknown. In contrast to empirical studies, literature reviews rely on previously published stud...
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Although computer-mediated communication has contributed to the missionary enterprise by making the transmission of information easier and more efficient, the negative consequences of technological innovation in communication need to be considered. Technostress is the psychological discomfort people feel when interacting with technology, such as th...
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Although computer-mediated communication has contributed to the missionary enterprise by making the transmission of information easier and more efficient, the negative consequences of technological innovation in communication need to be considered. Technostress is the psychological discomfort people feel when interacting with technology, such as th...
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Small groups are an essential aspect of contemporary churches, playing an important role in community building, support, spiritual formation, and accountability. However, their number and impact are often limited due to a lack of people willing to lead a small group, a problem faced by each new generation. This exploratory study of 217 young adults...
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Although honor and shame have been popular missiological themes in the last decade, there are several limitations associated with the concepts that occur in both the missiological literature and the secular anthropological, sociological, and psychological literature. The first set of limitations concerns the meaning of honor and shame. Their defini...
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The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented need for innovations in churches around the world. Organizational innovativeness, a precursor of successful innovations in organizational contexts, is rarely studied in churches. This study of American church attenders (N = 244) found that perceived innovativeness of churches (conceived of as the eleme...
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The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented need for innovations in churches around the world. Organizational innovativeness, a precursor of successful innovations in organizational contexts, is rarely studied in churches. This study of American church attenders (N = 244) found that perceived innovativeness of churches (conceived of as the eleme...
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many changes in the present socio-cultural context point to the importance of innovation in churches. A theoretical framework for understanding innovation in churches is presented, featuring 6 key elements. These elements include the cultural context of the church and the church's target audience, a cultu...
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The role of hypotheses is central both in church-related research and in Christian ministry. Hypotheses guide the collection of data to determine what is true in research and provide tentative guidelines for action in ministry, even when they are not yet confirmed. Well-constructed hypotheses are based on previous research and provide clear potenti...
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The role of hypotheses is central both in church-related research and in Christian ministry. Hypotheses guide the collection of data to determine what is true in research and provide tentative guidelines for action in ministry, even when they are not yet confirmed. Well-constructed hypotheses are based on previous research and provide clear potenti...
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Both the emotion of gratitude and the expression of gratitude produce benefits for the person who is thankful and the person being thanked. This study explores the degree to which various forms of gratitude expression are appreciated by those being thanked. In a survey-based study (N = 361), costly, private expressions of gratitude were more apprec...
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Both the emotion of gratitude and the expression of gratitude produce benefits for the person who is thankful and the person being thanked. This study explores the degree to which various forms of gratitude expression are appreciated by those being thanked. In a survey-based study (N = 361), costly, private expressions of gratitude were more apprec...
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One of the main functions of church leadership in the New Testament is to help people participate in ministry by serving others. However, church leaders may find it difficult to motivate lay volunteers, and even church staff, to do so. What are the factors that motivate ministry involvement? This paper examines the possible role of affective organi...
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Because the church is the body of Christ, research focused on the Great Commission and Jesus’ concern for evangelism and disciple-making needs to be church-based. The goal of such research is to better share God’s love to a world who does not know him by building up a collection of knowledge that will enable us to do so. This research may be both t...
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Leaders and attenders of many churches may feel a tension between contemporary values of Western culture and more conservative values that have traditionally been held by many churches. Discrepancies in values may cause some people to leave their churches. This paper examines the relationship between values congruence (between church attenders and...
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Although honor and shame have been popular missiological themes in the last decade, there are several limitations associated with the concepts that occur in both the missiological literature and the secular anthropological, sociological, and psychological literature. The first set of limitations concerns the meaning of honor and shame. Their defini...
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This PowerPoint is a brief overview of experimental design in organizational psychology. The accompanying video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx-uqKoW1C5mMKioCnZyl8-7zorLAC2Xr
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Codebook for the the data collection and download exercise on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSm_rS8-6QM
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This PowerPoint describes various types of variables in causal models and experiments. A video covering this material can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1ETy0cnuQ
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This presentation introduces the Great Commission Research Journal including its mission, a list of some of its contributors, and the publication process.
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Although honor and shame have been popular missiological themes in the last decade, there are several limitations associated with the concepts that occur in both the missiological literature and the secular anthropological, sociological, and psychological literature. The first set of limitations concerns the meaning of honor and shame. Their defini...
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Narcissism and Leadership: 1. Narcissism as a Personality Trait 2. Narcissism and Models of Personality 3. How Narcissism Influences Leadership Phenomena 4. Strategies for Working with Narcissistic Leaders. The videos for this series can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx-uqKoW1C5ldJ2KS_0UhecZoE_mxU05d
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One of the main functions of church leadership in the New Testament is to help people participate in ministry by serving others. However, church leaders may find it difficult to motivate lay volunteers, and even church staff, to do so. What are the factors that motivate ministry involvement? This paper examines the possible role of affective organi...
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This covers Chapter 20, plus there are some proverbs, quotations, puns, and tongue twisters to translate. The playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The video playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The video playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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This PowerPoint covers a series of videos on Chapter 18 of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham. The playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlists for lectures and exercises for each chapter of French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlist of videos for these PowerPoints can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlist of videos for these PowerPoints on French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The first in a series of PowerPoints covering the material in French for Reading by Sandberg and Tatham. The playlist of videos for these PowerPoints can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlist of videos for these PowerPoints can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlist of videos for these PowerPoints can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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The playlist of videos for these PowerPoints can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcEWq4OAzG3-ldTBaFQ8vA
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A PowerPoint presentation on organizational socialization
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A PowerPoint presentation on barriers to organizational change.
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A PowerPoint presentation on organizational theories
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A PowerPoint explaining the difference between teams and groups.
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A PowerPoint presentation on team leadership
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A short presentation on the IPO model of team effectiveness
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A PowerPoint presentation on Transformational Leadership
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A PowerPoint presentation on the behavioral approach to leadership.
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A PowerPoint presentation on LMX
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A PowerPoint on Conflict Goals: Part 1 Topic and Relationship Goals
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The second part of a presentation on conflict goals: Identity Goals and Process Goals
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A PowerPoint explaining negotiation
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A PowerPoint presentation for OPSY 503 Organizational Behavior.
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A PowerPoint Presentation on Organizational Justice and Performance Measurement
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A presentation on the relationship between organizational justice and burnout.
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A PowerPoint presentation on the causes and consequences of stress.
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A PowerPoint Presentation on Coping Strategies: How to Respond to Stress
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A PowerPoint Presentation on Three Models of Stress
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A PowerPoint Presentation on Work Attitudes: How to Measure What People Think and Feel about Their Work
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A PowerPoint Presentation on Job Satisfaction-How to Measure How Satisfying a Job Is
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A PowerPoint presentation on Moods, Emotions, and Core Self-Evaluations: How we Feel about Ourselves and our Situation
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A PowerPoint presentation answering the question "What is Organizational Behavior?"
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A PowerPoint Presentation: Introduction to Motivation at Work
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A PowerPoint Presentation on Models of Motivation
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A PowerPoint on Goal Setting Theory: How to Get More Done
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Terror Management Theory seeks to explain the human motivation to find meaning in life. The theory proposes that humans experience anxiety, even terror, when faced with the reality of their own mortality. To manage this anxiety, humans are motivated to adopt worldviews that indicate that they are significant (in contrast to meaningless) and that th...
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Leaders and attenders of many churches may feel a tension between contemporary values of Western culture and more conservative values that have traditionally been held by many churches. Discrepancies in values may cause some people to leave their churches. This paper examines the relationship between values congruence (between church attenders and...
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Leaders and attenders of many churches may feel a tension between contemporary values of Western culture and more conservative values that have traditionally been held by many churches. Discrepancies in values may cause some people to leave their churches. This pa-per examines the relationship between values congruence (between church attenders and...
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Terror Management Theory seeks to explain the human motivation to find meaning in life. The theory proposes that humans experience anxiety, even terror, when faced with the reality of their own mortality. To manage this anxiety, humans are motivated to adopt worldviews that indicate that they are significant (in contrast to meaningless) and that th...
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As a supplement to traditional textbooks on research methods in organizational psychology and other social sciences, this book provides a series of outlines, discussion questions, and activities for classroom use. Because much real-world research is done in organizational contexts, survey applications are emphasized. The book is written from a Chri...
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The attitudes of 92 head pastors were measured concerning 20 ministry-relevant ideas and practices, as well as information about their church’s present numerical growth. A statistical analysis found four pastoral attitudes that predict positive or negative numerical church growth. Positive predictors of numerical church growth were strong beliefs t...
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One of the goals of missio-logoi (missionary speech) used by missionaries is the development of faith in the lives of those whom the missionaries serve. From a biblical perspective, faith has both a relational (e.g., John 3:16) and a cognitive dimension (e.g., Hebrews 11:1). This cognitive dimension is similar to what social psychologists call atti...
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Conflict, a process involving perceptions of differences and opposition, is often an undesired but inevitable consequence of social interaction. This review describes the various goals (internal representations of desired states) that can be present in interpersonal conflict. Several streams of research are examined: conflict motivational models wh...
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Although wavering personal commitment to a local body of believers has been a concern of Christian leaders since New Testament times, increasing individualism and other cultural changes are affecting individual Christians’ commitment to their churches in new ways. This study examines church commitment using the multidimensional construct of organiz...
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Organizational justice is the perception that one is being treated fairly in an organization, especially by those who hold power, such as the leaders within a church, both lay and staff. These perceptions of fairness (or lack of fairness) will influence church members’ commitment to, satisfaction with, and involvement in their church, as well as th...
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Organizational justice is the perception that one is being treated fairly in an organization, especially by those who hold power, such as the leaders within a church, both lay, and staff. These perceptions of fairness (or lack of fairness) will influence church members’ commitment to, satisfaction with, and involvement in their church, as well as t...
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Missionaries find themselves in various leadership positions. The behavioral science literature on leadership can be confusing, but several principles can be asserted with reasonable confidence. Five of these principles are presented and applied to missionary contexts in order to help missionaries better contribute to completing the Great Commissio...
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Answers a fundamental question of organizational psychology: What is an organization?
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This PowerPoint preesnts the Codification Approach to organizational ethics, also known as deontological ethics. It follows the Youtube lecture.
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This PowerPoint describes the God's Character Approach to Organizational Ethics.
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PowerPoint for the video The Rational Approach to Organizational Ethics: Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
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A short critique of using short scenarios and case studies in organizational ethics.
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This PowerPoint explains moral hypocrisy theory and its relevance to organizations.

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