Marko Pitesa

Assistant Professor

Management & Organization
4508 Van Munching Hall

I study why people engage in counterproductive behavior at work. My research shows that the modern changes in the conditions of work (e.g., abundance, power, hierarchical and international mobility, and alienation) can have unexpected negative social consequences and points to ways of managing these problems through organizational action.

Key Publications [Click here to download publications]

2015      Lee, Pitesa, Thau, Pillutla. When beauty helps and when it hurts: An organizational context theory of attractiveness discrimination in selection decisions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

2015      Lee, Pitesa, Thau, Pillutla. Discrimination in selection decisions: Integrating stereotype fit and interdependence theories. Academy of Management Journal

2015      Thau, Derfler-Rozin, Pitesa, Mitchell, Pillutla. Unethical for the sake of the group: Risk of social exclusion and pro-group unethical behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology

2014      Pitesa, Thau. A Lack of material resources causes harsher moral judgments. Psychological Science

2013      Pitesa, Thau, Pillutla. Cognitive control and socially desirable behavior: The role of interpersonal impact. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

2013      Pitesa, Thau. Compliant sinners, obstinate saints: How power and self-focus determine the effectiveness of (un)ethical social influences. Academy of Management Journal

2013      Pitesa, Thau. Masters of the universe: How power and accountability influence self-serving decisions under moral hazard. Journal of Applied Psychology