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Psychopaths in the C-Suite – Myth or Reality?
Thomas Middelhoff at Arcandor, Richard Fuld at Lehman Brothers, or Jeffrey Skilling at Enron – these CEOs, who bear a large part of the responsibility for major corporate scandals, are often portrayed as psychopaths. The cliché of the monster in pinstripes comes up again and again in films, media reports, and even academic research. A researcher at WU Vienna has now shown that, in reality, there is not much to it.