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

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Boddy, C., Miles, D., Sanyal, C. and Hartog, M. 2015. Extreme managers, extreme workplaces: capitalism, organizations and corporate psychopaths. Organization. 22 (4), pp. 530-551. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508415572508
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TitleExtreme managers, extreme workplaces: capitalism, organizations and corporate psychopaths
AuthorsBoddy, C., Miles, D., Sanyal, C. and Hartog, M.
Abstract

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.

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ISSN1350-5084
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Online29 Jun 2015
Print01 Jul 2015
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Deposited28 Jun 2017
Accepted17 Jul 2014
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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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