, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 921–929 | Cite as

Evil and roboethics in management studies

  • Enrico BeltraminiEmail author
Open Forum


In this article, I address the issue of evil and roboethics in the context of management studies and suggest that management scholars should locate evil in the realm of the human rather than of the artificial. After discussing the possibility of addressing the reality of evil machines in ontological terms, I explore users’ reaction to robots in a social context. I conclude that the issue of evil machines in management is more precisely a case of technology anthropomorphization.


Roboethics Evil Management Anthropomorphism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Notre Dame de Namur UniversityBelmontUSA

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