Idiosyncratic Deals from a Distributive Justice Perspective: Examining Co-workers’ Voice Behavior
Sophie De Winne () and
Luc Sels ()
Additional contact information
Sophie De Winne: KU Leuven
Luc Sels: KU Leuven
Journal of Business Ethics, 2019, vol. 154, issue 1, No 17, 263-281
Abstract This study focuses on a third-party perspective of idiosyncratic deals (i-deals). More specifically, we look into the differential judgments co-workers make about i-deals in their work environment, as well as their reactions. Based on equity theory, we examine to what extent the content of the i-deal and the work context (i.e., the functional dependence between co-worker and i-dealer) explain co-worker judgments regarding i-deal fairness in addition to subsequent voice behavior (i.e., complaining and/or requesting compensation). A vignette study with 1988 respondents shows that when i-deals are considered distributively unfair, co-workers try to restore equity through voice behavior, thereby making the i-deal less effective. Furthermore, i-deals spark more distributive injustice perceptions and voice behavior in a highly interdependent work context. Finally, on average, financial bonuses were considered most distributively unfair and, thus, trigger more voice behavior. These results have important implications for i-deal literature as they uncover the criteria that co-workers use to judge i-deals and shape their reactions.
Keywords: Distributive justice; Equity; Idiosyncratic deals; I-deals; Voice; Co-worker reactions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10551-016-3400-7 Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Working Paper: Idiosyncratic Deals from a Distributive Justice Perspective: Examining Co-workers' Voice Behavior (2017)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:154:y:2019:i:1:d:10.1007_s10551-016-3400-7
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/10551/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of Business Ethics is currently edited by Michelle Greenwood and R. Edward Freeman
More articles in Journal of Business Ethics from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().