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A select bouquet of leadership theories advancing good governance and business ethics: a conceptual framework

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dc.contributor.advisor Nicolaides, Angelo Vercueil, Megan 2021-05-25T13:32:11Z 2021-05-25T13:32:11Z 2020-10-20
dc.description.abstract How authors and scholars have approached leadership studies – in terms of their thinking, defining and studying – has changed remarkably over time. According to literature, this is predominantly due to greater optimism about the field and greater methodological diversity being employed to better understand complex, embedded phenomena. As a result, there has been a significant rise in the use of qualitative research approaches to the study of leadership. Numerous definitions, classifications, explanations and theories about leadership, exist in the contemporary literature. However, despite the vast array of literature, the challenge of failing leadership persists. Challenges, such as the speed of technological advancements, social, and economic change are ever-present, while the impact of COVID-19 is, as yet, uncertain. Despite these challenges, can companies compete successfully in the marketplaces they operate in while also remaining ethical and engaged with the challenges of the broader business and social environment? To answer this question, this study has undertaken qualitative research on the bouquet of trait, situational and value-based leadership theory, in order to re-assess both established and developing theories. The predominant aim is to describe, explain and analyse available literature in an attempt to ascertain academic guidance on how it might be possible to enable leaders and society to mitigate leadership challenges by proposing a conceptual framework that could support leadership theory and, in so doing, take an academic stance in providing better answers or guidance to the failures currently being experienced. Several authors have noted that leadership makes a difference with resulting impacts on many which implies that to make the world a better place, leadership has two contradictory elements; good and bad. These elements are reflected in today’s connected world where the media, either showers praise on leaders or writes articles deriding their incompetence and abuse of their roles at all levels The proposed conceptual framework of this study endeavours to enable society and leaders, practically and at an individual level, to evaluate leadership issues and link leadership frameworks to their everyday lives and, in so doing, aid in mitigating the challenges being faced. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xviii, 587 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Authenticity en
dc.subject Attribution error en
dc.subject Behaviourist theory en
dc.subject Business ethics en
dc.subject Contingency theory en
dc.subject Company boards en
dc.subject Corporate governance en
dc.subject Emotional intelligence en
dc.subject Ethics en
dc.subject Leadership and leadership theories en
dc.subject Morals and values en
dc.subject People en
dc.subject Planet en
dc.subject Profit en
dc.subject Personality en
dc.subject Remuneration en
dc.subject Shareholders and stakeholders en
dc.subject Situational theory en
dc.subject Social context en
dc.subject Social exchange theory en
dc.subject Socio-political environment en
dc.subject Trait theory en
dc.subject Transformational theory en
dc.subject Value-based theory en
dc.subject.ddc 303.34072
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership -- Research en
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership -- Morals and ethical aspects en
dc.title A select bouquet of leadership theories advancing good governance and business ethics: a conceptual framework en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Business Management en D.B.L.

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