Understanding legitimacy: institutional, situational, and personal influences on student perceptions of academic misconduct in a multinational setting

dc.contributor.advisorCardy, Robert L.
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Stewart R.
dc.contributor.authorHess-Escalante, Erin Nicole
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLengnick-Hall, Cynthia A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcDonald, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMemberXu, Kefeng
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T22:25:12Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T22:25:12Z
dc.date.issued2015
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dc.description.abstractLegitimacy is a socially created and bestowed phenomenon. Individuals seek internal and external legitimacy within and for their organizations, respectively. However, in a global business environment, societies have different notions about what is (or is not) legitimate; and, as the business climate becomes more globalized, management scholars and practitioners are concerned with understanding the influences of multiple, overlapping institutional environments. Additionally, organizations want trustworthy employees who make appropriate judgments regarding the legitimacy of behaviors. By investigating the differences between international and national students’ perceptions regarding proscribed behaviors, this research addresses these two concerns together – making legitimacy judgments in an international environment. This research addresses the following questions: 1) How does institutional distance influence perceptions of legitimacy and 2) How do personal goals influence the relationship between institutional distance and perceptions of legitimacy. Additional post hoc analyses examine situational differences within perceptions of legitimacy.
dc.description.departmentManagement
dc.format.extent168 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781339034331
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3982
dc.languageen
dc.subjectGoal orientation
dc.subjectInstitutional distance
dc.subjectOrganizational legitimacy
dc.subjectAcademic misconductLegitimacy
dc.subjectMisconduct
dc.subject.classificationManagement
dc.subject.classificationBusiness administration
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.subject.lcshStudents -- Conduct of life
dc.subject.lcshCorporate culture
dc.subject.lcshCheating (Education)
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational behavior -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.titleUnderstanding legitimacy: institutional, situational, and personal influences on student perceptions of academic misconduct in a multinational setting
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentManagement
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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