Corporate Psychopaths and Systemic Psychopathy

Systemic psychopathy is the idea that an organisational culture can be so much influenced by the presence of conscience-free managers (i.e. corporate psychopaths) that the whole organisation begins to mimic those corporate psychopaths and to behave in a similarly unethical manner. Employees look to their leaders as role models and are thus socialised into behaving more unethically than they would usually.

Corporate norms become less and less moral over time.

For more details see the paper:  "Meet these targets or else: government inspired psychopathy in the National Health Service"; by  Boddy, C. In the proceedings of the British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2018. 1-13.