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Corporate Psychopaths: uncaring citizens, irresponsible leaders
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 20:51 authored by Boddy, CR
This article suggests that because mankind may be simultaneously at a tipping point for unsustainability in multiple areas, then it is probably imperative that certain ruthless, unethical and psychopathic people be denied leadership positions. The article describes who corporate psychopaths are and how corporate psychopathy theory posits their rise to power. The article then outlines how corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability have declined, outlining specific cases of this. Then using the example of corporate psychopaths in the political sphere, the article demonstrates how psychopaths can influence society at levels that are out of all proportion to their incidence (of 1%) in the population. The article finishes by discussing the role of corporate psychopaths in the global financial crisis and concludes by suggesting that screening measures for psychopathy should be introduced for senior organisational positions.
Publication titleThe Journal of Corporate Citizenship
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
Rights statementCopyright 2013 Green Leaf Publishing