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Ken Butterfield

Associate Professor
Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

Contact

Phone: (509) 335-3078
Office: TODD 437J

Education

  • PhD (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • BA (Franklin & Marshall College)

Ken Butterfield

Dr. Butterfield is an associate professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship, where he teaches leadership and business ethics. His current research focuses on restorative responses to misconduct in the workplace, and his work has been published in leading management, business ethics, and higher education journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Higher Education. He also co-authored a book called "Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do About It." Dr. Butterfield has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Learning and Education, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Business Ethics. He has received numerous honors and awards, including a Best Paper award at Academy of Management Learning and Education, multiple Best Paper awards at the Academy of Management annual conference, and teaching awards at Washington State University and The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Butterfield's research has been featured in numerous media outlets such as National Public Radio, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Research Interests

managing ethical behavior
moral awareness
reparative responses to workplace transgressions
restorative justice

Journal Articles

  • Nathan Neale, Kenneth Butterfield, Jerry Goodstein, Thomas Tripp Managers’ restorative vs. punitive responses to employee wrongdoing: A qualitative investigation Journal of Business Ethics: JBE, 2018
  • Jerry Goodstein, Kenneth Butterfield, Nathan Neale Moral repair in the workplace: A qualitative investigation and inductive model Journal of Business Ethics: JBE, 2016
  • Jerry Goodstein, Kenneth Butterfield, Michael Pfarrer, Andrew Wicks Individual and organizational reintegration after ethical or legal transgressions: Challenges and opportunities Business Ethics Quarterly, 2014
  • Michael O'Fallon, Kenneth Butterfield The influence of unethical peer behavior on observers' unethical behavior: A social cognitive perspective Journal of Business Ethics: JBE, 2012
  • Michael O'Fallon, Kenneth Butterfield Moral differentiation: Exploring boundaries of the "monkey see, monkey do" perspective Journal of Business Ethics: JBE, 2011
  • Jerry Goodstein, Kenneth Butterfield Extending the horizon of business ethics: Restorative justice and the aftermath of unethical behavior Business Ethics Quarterly, 2010
  • Donald McCabe, Kenneth Butterfield, Linda Treviño Academic dishonesty in graduate business programs: Prevalence, causes, and proposed action Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2006
  • Michael O'Fallon, Kenneth Butterfield A review of the empirical ethical decision-making literature: 1996-2003 Journal of Business Ethics: JBE, 2005
  • Kenneth Butterfield, Linda Treviño, Kim Wade, Gail Ball Organizational punishment from the manager's perspective: An exploratory study Journal of Managerial Issues, 2005
  • Kenneth Butterfield, R. Reed, D. Lemak An inductive model of collaboration from the stakeholder’s perspective Business & Society, 2004
  • Donald McCabe, Kenneth Butterfield, Linda Treviño Faculty and academic integrity: The influence of current honor codes and past honor code experiences Research in Higher Education, 2003
  • Donald McCabe, Linda Treviño, Kenneth Butterfield Honor codes and other contextual influences on academic integrity: A replication and extension to modified honor code settings Research in Higher Education, 2002
  • Donald McCabe, Linda Treviño, Kenneth Butterfield Cheating in academic institutions: A decade of research Ethics and Behavior, 2001
  • Donald McCabe, Linda Treviño, Kenneth Butterfield Dishonesty in academic environments: The influence of peer reporting requirements Journal of Higher Education, 2001
  • Kenneth Butterfield, Linda Treviño, Gary Weaver Moral awareness in business organizations: Influences of issue-related and social context factors Human Relations, 2000
  • Donald McCabe, Linda Treviño, Kenneth Butterfield Academic integrity in honor code and non-honor code environments: A qualitative investigation Journal of Higher Education, 1999
  • Daniel Brass, Kenneth Butterfield, Bruce Skaggs Relationships and unethical behavior: A social network perspective Academy of Management Review, 1998
  • Linda Treviño, Kenneth Butterfield, Donald McCabe The ethical context in organizations: Influences on employee attitudes and behaviors Business Ethics Quarterly, 1998
  • Kenneth Butterfield, Linda Treviño, Gail Ball Punishment from the manager's perspective: A grounded investigation and inductive model Academy of Management Journal, 1996
  • Donald McCabe, Linda Treviño, Kenneth Butterfield The influence of collegiate and corporate codes of conduct on ethics-related behavior in the workplace Business Ethics Quarterly, 1996

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Jerry Goodstein, Kenneth Butterfield, , Restorative Justice
    • Book Donald McCabe, Kenneth Butterfield, Linda Treviño Cheating in college: Why students do it and what educators can do about it
    • Book Chapter D.L. McCabe, L.K. Treviño, Kenneth Butterfield, David Karp, Thom Allena Academic integrity: How widespread is cheating and plagiarism?

      Presentations

      • Kenneth D Butterfield, N. Neale, J.D. Goodstein, E. Shin Cognitive and Emotional Influences on Managers' Responses to Workplace Transgressions
      • Kenneth D Butterfield, J. Goodstein Punishment and restoration: Managerial responses to interpersonal counterproductive work behavior
      • Kenneth D Butterfield, Neale N., Goodstein J. Reintegration in Organizational Contexts. Symposium presented at the International Society
      • M O'Fallon, K D Butterfield Moral differentiation: Influences of individual and interpersonal characteristics
      • M O'Fallon, K D Butterfield The influence of peer cheating behavior on observers' cheating behavior: A social cognitive perspective
      • M O'Fallon, K D Butterfield A review of the empirical ethical decision-making literature: 1996-2003
      • R Reed, K D Butterfield, D J Lemark A grounded investigation of stakeholder alliance formation, process, and outcomes
      • K D Butterfield, L K Treviño, G R Weaver Moral awareness in organizations: Influences of societal and organizational socialization
      • L K Treviño, K D Butterfield, D L McCabe Contextual influences on ethics-related outcomes in organizations: Rethinking ethical climate and ethical culture
      • B C Skaggs, K D Butterfield Corporate strategy and illegal behavior
      • D J Brass, K D Butterfield, B C Skaggs The social network structure of unethical behavior
      • K D Butterfield A multilevel model of relational effects in ethical decision-making
      • D L McCabe, L K Treviño, K D Butterfield Business ethics: Do college honor codes make a difference?
      • L K Treviño, D L McCabe, K D Butterfield Ethical climate, culture and codes: Situational influences on unethical behavior in organizations
      • K D Butterfield, L K Treviño, G A Ball Managers talk about punishment: A qualitative analysis

        Conference Proceedings

        • Michael O'Fallon, Kenneth Butterfield The influence of peer cheating behavior on observers' cheating behavior: A social cognitive perspective Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting: The Questions We Ask, AOM 2008
        • Kenneth Butterfield, L.K. Treviño, G.R. Weaver Moral perception in organizations: A socialization perspective Proceedings of the Academy of Management national conference
        • B.C. Skaggs, Kenneth Butterfield Corporate strategy and illegal behavior Proceedings, International Association for Business and Society (IABS) Annual meetings
        • D.J. Brass, Kenneth Butterfield, B.C. Skaggs The social network structure of unethical behavior Proceedings, International Association for Business and Society (IABS) Annual meeting
        • Kenneth Butterfield A multilevel model of relational effects in ethical decision-making