Struck by a cupid's arrow: The conjuring bliss and sinister shades of employee workplace romance

Amitabh Anand (Lead / Corresponding author), Jessica L. Doll, Piera Centobelli, Sanjay Kumar Singh (Lead / Corresponding author), Roberto Cerchione

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Workplace romance (WR), a terminology used to describe romantic relations between individuals in an organization, represents a phenomenon that has attracted academic attention for decades. However, despite its lure, the sensitive nature of WR has resulted in a limited quantity of empirical investigations, fragmented literary results, and an elusive understanding of how organizations should approach workplace romances. This study performs a systematic assessment of the WR research and uses an integrated approach to identify the antecedents, outcomes, and gaps in the literature to address in future WR research. Based on this conceptual backdrop, a CUPID (considerate, uncharacteristic, pragmatic, informed, and diligence) framework is proposed that may provide guidance for human resource managers grappling with WR.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113304
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Business Research
Early online date20 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


  • Corporate romance
  • Human resource policy
  • Office romance: employee romance
  • Organizational romance
  • Workplace intimacy
  • Workplace love
  • Workplace romance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing


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