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Corporate Psychopathy

Investigating Destructive Personalities in the Workplace

Authors: Fritzon, Katarina, Brooks, Nathan, Croom, Simon

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  • Discusses the emerging phenomenon of corporate psychopathy
  • Focuses on the behaviours and consequences of psychopathy in organisations
  • Explores both the positive and negative effects of corporate psychopathy 
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This book analyses the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder for criminal/forensic populations and examines in depth the emerging phenomenon of the ‘corporate psychopath’. In doing so its authors expose the paradoxical nature of the disorder: while it is frequently associated with antisocial, criminal and predatory behaviour, more recent studies have highlighted examples of creative, visionary and inspiring leaders who are also found to present a high degree of psychopathy. They focus on the nature, behaviours and consequences of psychopathy in executives and across the organization, offering an important contribution to the emerging body of research on psychopathy and other problematic personality constructs in the workplace. 

The book will appeal to scholars, students and professionals across the discipline, and particularly to those working in workplace, forensic and personality psychology. 

About the authors

Katarina Fritzon is Associate Professor at Bond University, on the Gold Coast, Australia. Her research interests include the links between early trauma, personality and offending behaviour, the psychology of firesetting, internet sexual offending, and dark triad personality characteristics in corporate settings. She has been a practicing forensic psychologist for 25 years. 
Nathan Brooks is a consultant Forensic Psychologist currently working in the criminal justice sector. His areas of expertise include personality testing, crime analysis, risk management, criminal profiling and psychological assessment. He completed his PhD on psychopathic personality. 
Simon Croom is Distinguished University Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of San Diego, USA. After working in management and running his own successful business, he has spent the last 30 years in academia and conducts research into the psychopathy of executives, sustainable business practices and world class supply chain operations.  

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Overview of Theories and Empirical Findings Relevant to Psychopathic Personality Characteristics Amongst High-Functioning Populations

    Pages 1-45

    Brooks, Nathan (et al.)

  • Conceptualising Psychopathy: Empirical, Clinical and Case Interpretations

    Pages 47-78

    Brooks, Nathan

  • Criminal and Noncriminal Psychopathy: The Devil is in the Detail

    Pages 79-105

    Brooks, Nathan (et al.)

  • The Assessment of Psychopathic Personality Across Settings

    Pages 107-149

    Brooks, Nathan (et al.)

  • Empirical Findings Relating to Psychopathy

    Pages 151-171

    Croom, Simon

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27188-6
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27187-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corporate Psychopathy
Book Subtitle
Investigating Destructive Personalities in the Workplace
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27188-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27188-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27187-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 372
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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