The Criminal Bug: Volkswagen's Middle ManagementWorking Paper (2016)
Not only does the 2015-16 Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal have the potential to destroy a $227 billion-dollar multinational company, but it contains eerie echoes of other recent white collar scandals that have claimed lives and cost the public trillions of dollars. Through a case study of Volkswagen, this Essay pioneers a new way to look at these scandals by focusing on their common element: the growing insulation and entrenchment of middle management to coordinate such large-scale wrongdoing.
Citation InformationJ.S. Nelson. "The Criminal Bug: Volkswagen's Middle Management" Working Paper (2016)
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