Accounting as a Facilitator of Extreme Narcissism

  title={Accounting as a Facilitator of Extreme Narcissism},
  author={Joel H. Amernic and Russell Craig},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
We add texture to the conclusion of Duchon and Drake (Journal of Business Ethics, 85, 2009, 301) that extreme narcissism is associated with unethical conduct. We argue that the special features possessed by financial accounting facilitate extreme narcissism in susceptible CEOs. In particular, we propose that extremely narcissistic CEOs are key players in a recurring discourse cycle facilitated by financial accounting language and measures. Such CEOs project themselves as the corporation they… 
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