Fraud and guilt: rationalization strategies and the relevance of Kierkegaardian life-views

Author:Michel Dion
Position:School of Management, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to use Kierkegaard’s life-views (aesthetical, ethicist and religious life-views) for better understanding the way fraudsters are dealing with their ontic-existentiell guilt, while developing rationalization tactics. Design/methodology/approach Rationalization tactics make possible to neutralize moral discomfort about fraudulent practices. Endorsing... (see full summary)

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