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Meena Andiappan has two main axes of research: emotions, and ethics. Her research focuses on individual-level and organizational-level responses to wrongdoing, and the role of emotion in workplace relationships. Her work has been published at Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Business Research amongst other outlets. Her current projects include theoretical studies on moral emotions and healthcare; quantitative work on jealousy, envy, and ostracism; qualitative work on misconduct evolution; the role of ethical leadership and CSR initiatives on attracting job seekers; and stakeholder reactions to corporate wrongdoing. She is a phenomenon-driven researcher. Dr. Andiappan has received funding for her research from SSHRC and works with scholars across Europe and North America. Her papers and review work have won a number of awards at conference such as AOM and EURAM. She regularly publishes case studies for classroom use based on her research findings.