What Kind of Leader Does an Accountng Firm Need to Thrive?

Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy 19(4): 419-440 (2018).

22 Pages Posted: 6 May 2020

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Hershey H. Friedman

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Miriam Gerstein

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sarah Hertz

State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College

Date Written: December 10, 2018

Abstract

The leadership style that worked in the industrial economy will not work in the knowledge economy where integrity and creativity are crucial if an organization is to survive and thrive. This paper demonstrates why organizations, including accounting firms, need leaders that possess the characteristics of integrity, compassion/benevolence, and humility.

Keywords: virtuous organization, ethical leadership, compassion, care ethics, benevolent leadership, humility, and narcissistic leadership

JEL Classification: L20, L21, L22, L29

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Gerstein, Miriam and Hertz, Sarah, What Kind of Leader Does an Accountng Firm Need to Thrive? (December 10, 2018). Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy 19(4): 419-440 (2018). , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3583877

Hershey H. Friedman

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York ( email )

Miriam Gerstein (Contact Author)

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Sarah Hertz

State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College ( email )

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