Culture, corruption, and the endorsement of ethical leadership.

Resick, C.J., Mitchelson, J.K., Dickson, M.W., & Hanges, P.J. (2009). Culture, corruption, and the endorsement of ethical leadership. (pp. 113-144). In W.H. Mobley, Y. Wang, & M. Li (Eds.). Advances in Global Leadership (Vol 5). Bingley, UK: Emerald Books.

In this chapter, we propose that society- and organization-level social context cues influence the endorsement of ethical leadership. More specifically, we propose that certain organizational culture values provide proximal contextual cues that people use to form perceptions of the importance of ethical leadership. We further propose that specific societal culture values and societal corruption provide a set of more distal, yet salient, environmental cues about the importance of ethical leadership. Using data from Project GLOBE, we provide evidence that both proximal and distal contextual cues were related to perceptions of four dimensions of ethical leadership as important for effective leadership, including character/integrity, altruism, collective motivation, and encouragement.


(My publication)Posted:Jan 31 2009, 11:00 PM by phanges
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