Book: Misbehavior in Organizations: Theory, Research, and Management (Applied Psychology Series)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Ideas for new constructs come from different sources. The idea for OrganizationalMisbehavior (OMB) came from a surprise at being caught off guard. The incidentwas recorded in Vardi’s personal file and is quoted from there. It happenedduring the fall term of 1990 when he taught a course in an Executive MBA programat Cleveland State University. The course title was: Behavioral Sciencesfor Organizations. All of the 24 students attending the class on those Saturdaymornings were either managers or had previous experience as managers in a widevariety of industries. Their real-life experiences, as well as their natural preferencefor the practical over the academic, were often shared in class vocally andenthusiastically.