Dark Sides of Business and Higher Education Management, Volume II


Contemporary management studies usually focus on positive and desirable solutions that increase the organizational effectiveness and performance. As a result, graduates of higher business schools are totally unaware of the risk associated with management misconduct that often results in corrupt scandals, erosion of public trust to their organizations, or even the collapse of profitable corporations. The last decade, in fact, has been abundant in numerous examples of corruption scandals in modern organizations and instances of management misconduct that have eroded public faith (such as Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia, Arthur Andersen, and Parmalat).
Due to repeated misconducts and a highly active dark side, scholars started paying more attention to the so-called “dark side” of organizations, as something no longer exceptional to organizational life. This book attempts to shed light on the reality of challenges for business practices and higher education management that stem from misconduct occurring in various aspects of business and educational environment.


About the Author(s)

Agata Stachowicz–Stanusch

Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, PhD, DSc, is a full professor of management at the Silesian University of Technology in Poland. She is the head of the management and marketing department. She has authored,…

Gianluigi Mangia

Gianluigi Mangia, PhD, is professor of organization theory and design at the University of Naples “Federico II” and has been a visiting researcher at Warwick Business School, London School of Economic…

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October 1, 2016





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