Volkswagen and similar falls from grace motivated by the desire to be number one

Prof. Jennifer Jordan looks at what factors influence unethical behaviour

Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, was leading his company on a course to surpass Toyota as the largest car maker in the world. And he succeeded. In July 2015, he achieved this pinnacle amongst auto manufacturers. Unfortunately, by September of that same year, his ability to enjoy this privileged position was over.

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