Anomia and Fraudulent Behavior by Retail Employees

  • Albert Caruana
  • B. Ramaseshan
  • Michael T. Ewing
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science book series (DMSPAMS)


Anomia describes the individual’s lack of integration in social life. The construct has been linked to various types of activities and concepts but no research appears to have been undertaken linking it to fraudulent behavior. The literature on anomia and fraudulent behavior are examined, measurement instruments are identified and a survey is carried out among employees of a large retail chain. The psychometric properties of the instruments are confirmed and evidence of a link is provided. The implications for managers and theory are considered, limitations are noted and directions for future research are indicated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Caruana
    • 1
  • B. Ramaseshan
    • 2
  • Michael T. Ewing
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MaltaNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Curtin University of TechnologyNorfolkUSA

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