Artificial Intelligence and the dark side of management


  • Dirk Wagner Karlshochschule International University


dark tetrad, economics of AI, human-centered management, micromanagement, totalitarianism


Ideas about the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to business are regularly being associated with modern, agile and participative approaches of management and leadership. But in everyday business life the dark side of management continues to remain influential. Leaders that show personality traits like machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy and sadism are commonplace. This viewpoint shows that the combination of augmentation and automation that AI can offer makes it technologically feasible to scale dark managerial methods and to eliminate competition. It concludes by recommending further research in support of the Human Movement (Hamel and Zanini, 2018).



How to Cite

Wagner, D. (2021). Artificial Intelligence and the dark side of management . ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy, 1, 10. Retrieved from