The Influence of Peers in Worker Misconduct: Evidence From Restaurant Theft


Researchers from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis have completed a study of workplace theft among restaurant workers that details, for the first time, how such stealing is contagious — and new restaurant workers are particularly susceptible.

We thank Tat Chan, professor of marketing at Olin, Lamar Pierce, professor of organization and strategy, and Yijun Chen, a PhD student, along with Daniel Snow from Saïd Business School at Oxford University for sharing their study with our audience.