Responsible Leadership in Global Business: A New Approach to Leadership and its Multi-Level Outcomes
Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2012
University of Zurich Chair of Foundations of Business Administration and Theories of the Firm, Working Paper No. 201
42 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 15, 2011
The paper advances an understanding of responsible leadership in global business and offers an agenda for future research in this field. Our conceptualization of responsible leadership draws on deliberative practices and discursive conflict resolution, combining the macro-view of the business firm as a political actor with the micro-view of leadership. We discuss the concept in relation to existing research in leadership. Further, we propose a new model of responsible leadership that shows how such an understanding of leadership can address the challenges of globalization. We thereby propose positive outcomes of responsible leadership across levels of analysis. The model offers research opportunities for responsible leadership in global business.
Keywords: Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Globalization, Leadership Ethics, Responsible Leadership
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