L. (Lisanne) Versteegt

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2015

PhD Project

Taking a moral intuition approach to behavioral ethics: On the nature of moral intuitions underlying (un)ethical behaviors in organizations

This project will address the following theoretical gaps regarding the role of moral intuitions in (un)ethical behaviors within organizational settings: 1) the unknown origin of moral intuitions, 2) the behavioral consequences of specific moral intuitions, and 3) possible moderators between moral intuitions and behaviors.

In the first theme I address the development of moral intuitions within organization contexts. In the second theme I focus on the relationship between five foundations of moral intuitions and specific behaviors. In the third theme I focus on stress and uncertainty as possible moderators between moral intuitions and observable behavior.

These three themes are studied with Experience Sampling Methodology (ESM), using repeated measurements in real world settings. By bridging these theoretical gaps, this project will add to the current theoretical state of affairs regarding behavioral ethics and moral psychology, and will offer managers a new approach to ethics interventions.

behavioral ethics, morality, moral intuitions, experience sampling methods
Time frame
2015 -


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T11-43
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

L. van Lent, M.M. Boone, K. van den Bos, L.F. Ansems, S.A. Lipman & L. Versteegt (2016). Klachten tegen niet-vervolging (art. 12 Sv-procedure): Doorlooptijden, instroom, verwachtingen van klagers en het belang van procedurele rechtvaardigheid. (Extern rapport). The Hague: Research and Documentation Centre of the Netherlands Ministry of Safety and Justice.

Supervisory team

Lisanne Versteegt
Endowed Professor in Behavioral Ethics
Promotor, Daily supervisor
Lisanne Versteegt
Kees van den Bos