Extreme managers, extreme workplaces: capitalism, organizations and corporate psychopaths

Boddy, Clive R., Miles, Derek, Sanyal, Chandana and Hartog, Mary (2015) Extreme managers, extreme workplaces: capitalism, organizations and corporate psychopaths. Organization, 22 (4) . pp. 530-551. ISSN 1350-5084 (doi:10.1177/1350508415572508)

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This paper reports on in-depth, qualitative research carried out in England in 2013 among five organizational directors and two senior managers who had worked with other senior directors or managers who were Corporate Psychopaths, as measured by a management psychopathy measure. The Corporate Psychopaths reported on in this research displayed remarkable consistency in their approach to management to the extent that they could be called “text book examples” of managerial psychopathy. They were seen as being organizational stars and as deserving of performance awards by those above them, while the Corporate Psychopaths simultaneously subjected those below them to extreme forms of behavior, including bullying, intimidation and coercion and also engaged in extreme forms of mismanagement; such as very poor levels of personnel management, directionless leadership, miss-management of resources and outright fraud.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 22171
Notes on copyright: Boddy, C., Miles, D., Sanyal, C., & Hartog, M. (2015). Extreme managers, extreme workplaces: Capitalism, organizations and corporate psychopaths. Organization, 22(4), 530–551. . Copyright © The Author(s) 2015. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 15:21
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URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22171

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