Ben Perkins

Fourth-Year Doctoral Candidate
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1130 E. Helen St. 
McClelland Hall 405UU
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 


Ben Perkins began his Ph.D. in Management and Organizations at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management in the fall of 2020. His research primarily explores (un)ethical behavior, employee deviance, and leadership from three distinct perspectives. First, he investigates moral self-regulation, examining the intrapersonal patterns of prosocial and antisocial behaviors as they evolve over time. Second, his research adopts a social perspective, focusing on the impact of leadership on the positive and negative workplace behaviors of subordinates. Third, he delves into the micro-foundations of organizational ethics, including corporate social performance.

Before pursuing his doctorate, Ben earned a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business and gained practical experience in recruiting and employment services within higher education and the technology sector. Outside of academia, Ben finds joy in playing the piano, exploring hiking trails, volunteering with his church, and cherishing quality time with his family.

Research Interests:

  • Unethical behavior
  • Employee deviance
  • Leadership

Professional Associations:

  • Academy of Management – Organizational Behavior and Social Issues in Management Divisions
  • Southern Management Association