Regret And Disappointment: A Conceptualization Of Their Role In Ethical Decision-making
Workplaces provide settings for the manifestation of an assortment of emotions that impact managerial decisions, ethical or otherwise, in a variety of ways. Most of the research work in this domain has concentrated on identifying and analyzing the influence of positive effect on decision-making, with little work done on negative affect and its implications. To address this gap, the paper seeks to study the role of negative effect in ethical decision-making by managers. All decisions have outcomes. Post-decision affect may be negative when a decision appears to be wrong in retrospect, and / or when the outcome of a decision is not what was expected.