If a few rotten apples can spoil the barrel, I think we have to look at the nature of the barrel, not just the apples. Organizational design, structure, and culture do play a role and almost always have in corporate scandals. Companies that get into trouble often do so because of minimal internal connections between many parts of the organization. With deficient information and knowledge, you can’t put all the pieces together or understand when something might be going wrong.
Source: Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge
Subjects: Corporate Governance, Organizational Behavior