Benevolent Leadership: Conceptualization and Construct Development

Karakas, Fahri and Sarigollu, E. (2011) Benevolent Leadership: Conceptualization and Construct Development. Journal of Business Ethics, 108 (4). pp. 1-17.

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This research examines benevolent leadership and makes three key contributions to organizational research. The first contribution is a theoretical one; the development of a theory-grounded conceptual model of benevolent leadership based on four streams of creating common good in organizations: morality, spirituality, vitality, and community. The second contribution is the development of an instrument (Benevolent Leadership Scale) to measure the construct of benevolent leadership. This scale is composed of four dimensions: Ethical Sensitivity, Spiritual Depth, Positive Engagement, and Community Responsiveness. The third contribution is of empirical nature: the exploration of potential outcomes of benevolent leadership in organizations, affective commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 08:16
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 22:34
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-1109-1

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