Organizational Behavior and Ethics
Niki den Nieuwenboer’s research focuses on deviance in the workplace. Among others, she studies how middle managers can force subordinates to deceive upper management about their performance, the influence of social status desires on misconduct, the challenges that ethics and compliance officers face in enacting their role, and the role of meaning in moral disengagement. Her more recent projects include work on how organizations can overcome ethics scandals, and work on dyslexia in the workplace. The latter project examines such things as the dignity slights that many dyslectics face and how they deal with those.
Den Nieuwenboer has published, among others, in Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Annual Review of Psychology, and the Journal of Business Ethics. She sits on the editorial review board of Business Ethics Quarterly and won the journal’s Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2020. In 2017, den Nieuwenboer won, together with Gary Weaver, the Best Business Ethics Paper Award sponsored by Journal of Business Ethics of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, for the paper “Context, meaning and agency in moral disengagement: A symbolic interactionist perspective.” Den Nieuwenboer was runner-up in the Doctoral Dissertation Competition of the Social Issues in Management Division in 2009 and runner-up in Duke University's annual Fuqua School of Business Center of Leadership and Ethics (COLE) Dissertation Proposal Competition in 2007. Prior to earning her Ph.D., den Nieuwenboer worked for KPMG Forensic in Brussels, Belgium, as a consultant in ethics management.
- Ph.D. in Management Studies, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands
- Master's in Applied Ethics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
- M.A. in Social and Organizational Psychology (includes B.A. in Psychology), Leiden University, the Netherlands