This article maps current thinking in the emerging field of responsible leadership. Various environmental and social forces have triggered interest in both research and practices of responsible leadership. This article outlines the main features of the relevant research, specifies a definition of the concept, and compares this emergent understanding of responsible leadership with related leadership theories. Finally, an overview of different articles in this special issue sketches some pathways for ongoing research.

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Pless, Nicola; Maak, Thomas

Responsible leadership: Pathways to the future

01/2011
This article maps current thinking in the emerging field of responsible leadership. Various environmental and social forces have triggered interest in both research and practices of responsible leadership. This article outlines the main features of the relevant research, specifies a definition of the concept, and compares this emergent understanding of responsible leadership with related leadership theories. Finally, an overview of different articles in this special issue sketches some pathways for ongoing research.
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Responsible leadership: Pathways to the future
Pless, Nicola; Maak, Thomas
Journal of Business Ethics
Vol. 98, n Supplement 1, 01/2011, p. 3 - 13

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