This paper examines the psychopathology of the white-collar criminal acting as a corporate leader. It looks at the impact of a leader's behaviour on other employees and the organisational culture developed during his or her reign. We propose a 12-step process to explain how an organisation can move from a legally operating organisation to one in which unethical behaviour is ignored and wrong doing promoted. Events from Enron, Barings Bank, WorldCom and other corporations provide examples of this process. Copyright

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International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
Sprott School of Business

McKay, R, Stevens, C. (Carey), & Fratzl, J. (Jae). (2010). A 12-step process of white-collar crime. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 5(1-2), 14–25. doi:10.1504/IJBGE.2010.029552