In the paper we combine actor network theory with practice theory to study the emergence and performance of organizational values practices. Specifically, we study the development of an honor code within a large business school over a 10-year period. As with codes of conduct more generally, honor codes are designed to deter dishonesty and to promote integrity and honor (McCabe, Treviño, & Butterfield, 1999).
Traditionally, honor codes have encompassed a bundle of values practices, such as: (a) a signed pledge affirming that students have done their assignments honestly; (b) sanctions that are determined by a student judiciary panel; (c) examinations that are administered without proctors; and (d) expectations that students will report on their peers if they observe them cheating (Melendez, 1985).
This week I received an email from SSRN informing me that “The Global Reporting Initiative: 1997-2009” was a top ten download in the Management Research Network, within the International Global Business Issues subtopic.
I have been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Reviewing Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. The award is given annually to reviewers “deemed worthy of special recognition for the helpfulness, civility, extensiveness and insight of their reviews.”