Defining the socially responsible leader

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In recent years, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has received increased attention in both academic and practitioner realms. The authors agree that corporate leaders play a key role in formulating and implementing CSR initiatives, but debate the appropriate drivers of socially responsible decisions and actions undertaken by these leaders. They conclude that an approach which takes into account both instrumental behavior and leader motives or values holds promise in reconciling some of their differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-131
Number of pages15
JournalLeadership Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Executives
  • Leadership and social responsibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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