Office: 550 PACCAR Hall
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3200
“The biggest secret of business ethics is that there is nothing new to be taught. The biggest lie of business ethics is that there is nothing new to be learned.”
- Coercing employees to be “good soldiers” can trigger deviant behaviors
- Christmas cheer? The hidden toll of friendly customer service
- Hunger drives unethical acts, but only in the quest for food
- Personal beliefs + corporate culture produce unethical behavior
- Moral compass can shift depending on organizational role, expectations
- The Year in Research: 2013-14
- The Foster Why
- Want moral behavior? Pay attention to moral attentiveness
Scott J. Reynolds
- Professor of Business Ethics Weyerhaeuser Endowed Faculty Fellow
- PhD University of Minnesota (2002)
- MOB Brigham Young University (1995)
- BS Brigham Young University (1993)
- corporate social responsibility
- Ethical decision making
- At the University of Washington since 2002
- “Turning good soldiers into bad apples: Examining when and why citizenship behavior leads to deviance“
Journal Article: Yam, K. C., Klotz, A. C., He, W., & Reynolds, S., (2017). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 60, pp. 1-24.
- “Are the “customers” of business ethics courses satisfied? An examination of one source of business ethics education legitimacy“
Journal Article: Reynolds, S. J. & Dang, C. T., (in press). Business & Society,
- “The effect of victim anonymity on unethical behavior“
Journal Article: Yam, K. C., & Reynolds, S. J., (2016). Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 136, pp. 13-22.
- “Turning good soldiers into bad apples: Examining when and why citizenship behavior leads to deviance.“
Journal Article: Yam, K. C., Klotz, A. C., He, W., & Reynolds, S., (in press). Academy of Management Journal,
- “Counterfactual and factual reflection: The influence of past misdeeds on future immoral behavior“
Journal Article: Gaspar, J. P., Seabright, M., Reynolds, S. J. & Yam, K. C., (2015). Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 155, pp. 370-380.
- “Out of Control: A Self-Control Perspective on the Link Between Surface Acting and Abusive Supervision“
Journal Article: Yam, C. K., Fehr, R., Fong, K., Klotz, A., Reynolds, S., (2015). Journal of Applied Psychology,
- “The hungry thief: Physiological deprivation and its effect on unethical conduct“
Journal Article: Yam, K.C., Reynolds, S.J., & Hirsh, J.B., (2014). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 125(2), pp. 123–133.
- “The mediating role of emotion in ethical leadership: Is follower citizenship more than just learning?” with Yam, K. C. and Fehr, R.
- “The skeptical advocate: Incorporating the normative into behavioral ethics research.”
- “The moral self.”
Honors and Awards
- TMMBA Faculty of the Quarter, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010
- Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in Case Development and Curriculum Innovation, 2014
- Faculty PhD Mentor Award, 2013
- University of Washington Distinguished Graduate Mentor Nominee, 2008
- Dean’s Junior Faculty Research Award, 2007
- I teach courses on Ethical Leadership in several of our MBA programs. Ethical leaders are able to effectively handle and resolve individual, managerial and organizational issues with moral content. In these courses, I use readings, cases, and discussions to help our students develop their knowledge and abilities in each of these three areas.