Performance failure: Executive response to self-serving bias

Henry P. Sims, Dennis A. Gioia

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Are your employees happy to take credit for their successes and just as happy to blame outside factors for their failures? This phenomenon, called self-serving bias, has several causes, but managers can learn how to deal with it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-71
Number of pages8
JournalBusiness Horizons
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Marketing


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