Successful Psychopaths: Are They Unethical Decision-Makers and Why?

@article{Stevens2012SuccessfulPA,
  title={Successful Psychopaths: Are They Unethical Decision-Makers and Why?},
  author={Gregory W. Stevens and Jacqueline K. Deuling and Achilles A. Armenakis},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2012},
  volume={105},
  pages={139-149}
}
Successful psychopaths, defined as individuals in the general population who nevertheless possess some degree of psychopathic traits, are receiving increasing amounts of empirical attention. To date, little is known about such individuals, specifically with regard to how they respond to ethical dilemmas in business contexts. This study investigated this relationship, proposing a mediated model in which the positive relationship between psychopathy and unethical decision-making is explained… CONTINUE READING

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