Responsible leadership: Verantwortliche Führung im Kontext einer globalen Stakeholder-Gesellschaft

Thomas Maak, Nicola Manuela Pless

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Under the umbrella term 'Responsible Leadership' a new research domain has emerged in recent years. It takes on the normative challenges of leading responsibly in a complex and connected global stakeholder society. We introduce Responsible Leadership as a timely research domain by discussing, firstly, some of the key challenges leaders face in an environment of contested values (Diermeier, 2006). We show, secondly, why traditional leadership research is unable to meet these challenges and thus to provide orienting knowledge on how to lead responsibly. Against this background we introduce, thirdly, some of the key sources on research in Responsible Leadership and conclude our article by sketching out perspectives for research in leadership ethics, addressing emerging research needs and vistas.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationZeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008


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