Discussion 2


Welcome to the world of academic writing. Please use the Castille, Buckner, and Thoroughgood (2018) article and the Bachrach (1989) article to address the following questions.

  1. Using the diagram of a theory provided in the Bachrach (1989, p. 499) article, clearly identify the Castille et al. (2018) article’s constructs, propositions, and theory boundary(ies). (See Figure 1, Components of a theory).
  2. What does the term operationalize mean? How were the Castille et al. (2018) constructs, propositions, and theory boundary(ies) operationalized?
  3. How were (Castille et al.’s (2018) hypotheses tested? Do the tests of hypothesizes appear to be appropriate?
  4. What were the research’s findings? Are the findings generalizable?


Bachrach, S. B. (1989). Organizational theories: Some criteria for evaluation (Links to an external site.). The Academy of Management Review, 14 (4),496-515.

Castille, C. M., Buckner, J. E., & Thoroughgood, C. N. (2018). Prosocial citizens without a moral compass? Examining the relationship between Machiavellianism and unethical pro-organizational behavior (Links to an external site.). Journal of Business Ethics, 149(4), 919-930. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3079-9

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