The Resource Why they do it : inside the mind of the white-collar criminal, Eugene Soltes

Why they do it : inside the mind of the white-collar criminal, Eugene Soltes

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Why they do it : inside the mind of the white-collar criminal
Title
Why they do it
Title remainder
inside the mind of the white-collar criminal
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Soltes
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rarely does a week go by without a well-known executive being indicted for engaging in a white-collar crime. Perplexed as to what drives successful, wealthy people to risk it all, Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes took a remarkable journey deep into the minds of these white-collar criminals, spending seven years in the company of the men behind the largest corporate crimes in history-from the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford. Drawing on intimate details from personal visits, letters, and phone calls with these former executives, as well as psychological, sociological, and historical research, Why They Do It is a breakthrough look at the dark side of the business world. Soltes refutes popular but simplistic explanations of why seemingly successful executives engage in crime. White-collar criminals, he shows, are not merely driven by excessive greed or hubris, nor do they usually carefully calculate the costs and benefits before breaking the law and see it's worth the risk. Instead, he shows that most of these executives make decisions the way we all do-on the basis of their intuitions and gut feelings. The trouble is, these gut feelings are often poorly suited for the modern business world. Based on extensive interaction with nearly fifty former executives-many of whom have never spoken about their crimes-Soltes provides insights into why some saw the immediate effects of misconduct as positive, why executives often don't feel the emotions (angst, guilt, shame) most people would expect, and how acceptable norms in the business community can differ from those of the broader society"--
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Soltes, Eugene
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6768
LC item number
.S65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White collar crimes
  • Commercial crimes
  • Commercial criminals
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Label
Why they do it : inside the mind of the white-collar criminal, Eugene Soltes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-433) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 448 pages
Isbn
9781610395366
Lccn
2016018444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99969117390
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945231947
  • (OCoLC)ocn945231947
Label
Why they do it : inside the mind of the white-collar criminal, Eugene Soltes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 448 pages
Isbn
9781610395366
Lccn
2016018444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99969117390
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945231947
  • (OCoLC)ocn945231947

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