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Benevolent leadership: conceptualization and construct development

Karakas, Fahri and Sarigollu, Emine (2011). Benevolent leadership: conceptualization and construct development. Journal of Business Ethics, 108(4) pp. 537–553.

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Abstract

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: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Springer Science+Business
ISSN: 1573-0697
Keywords: benevolent leadership; spirituality; ethics; values; positive organizational scholarship; vitality; morality; community
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
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Item ID: 30370
Depositing User: Fahri Karakas
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 15:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 00:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30370
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