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Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business

Edited by Jonathan P. Doh, Assistant Professor of Management and Director, Center for Responsible Leadership and Governance, Villanova University and Stephen A. Stumpf, Professor of Management and Fred J. Springer Chair in Business Leadership, Villanova University, US
Ethics, social responsibility, leadership, governance. These terms are heard in the classroom, in the boardroom, and viewed on the front page of newspapers and magazines. Yet serious attention to the relationships among these concepts is lacking. Although commitments to leadership, ethics, and social responsibility are evident, individuals and companies are falling short in combining these duties into policies and cultures that guide behavior and decisions. The missing element is a broad-based and integrated approach to responsible leadership and governance. This volume provides the leading thinking on these issues and includes a discussion of emerging areas that require future attention.
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Publication Date: 2005
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Business
Ethics, social responsibility, leadership, governance. These terms are heard in the classroom, in the boardroom, and viewed on the front page of newspapers and magazines. Yet serious attention to the relationships among these concepts is lacking. Although commitments to leadership, ethics, and social responsibility are evident, individuals and companies are falling short in combining these duties into policies and cultures that guide behavior and decisions. The missing element is a broad-based and integrated approach to responsible leadership and governance. This volume provides the leading thinking on these issues and includes a discussion of emerging areas that require future attention.

The contributors – leading scholars in the fields of leadership, governance and social responsibility – summarize the state of the literature, identify complementary insights and perspectives, discuss areas of conflict and disagreement, and include a provocative and stimulating agenda for further investigation. They point up practical consequences of these perspectives in light of developments that have exposed the shortcomings in practice. Several contributors focus specifically on the challenges faced by global companies in developing and maintaining leadership and governance practices that are responsive to different national institutional and cultural settings.

Thorough coverage and insightful discussion make this an essential reference for scholars and students of leadership, corporate responsibility and professional ethics, as well as for all those directly responsible for establishing the ethical codes and practices of their organizations.
‘Reading these various non-technical articles is undeniably valuable for any person (teachers, executives, students) who is concerned about the behaviour of major companies’ managers in the context of globalisation and economy liberalisation.’
– Gestion 2000

‘A profoundly important book for scholars and leaders alike that makes a vital timely contribution to the behavioral perspectives on leadership and governance. Doh and Stumpf, along with their world-renowned contributors, apply solidly anchored academic wisdom to offer fresh ideas on restoring faith in the integrity of American enterprise.’
– Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, President and CEO, Chief Executive Leadership Institute and author of Leadership and Governance From The Inside Out
Contributors: J. Alexander, K. Cameron, A. Caza, J.B. Ciulla, K.D. Clark, M.S. De Luque, J.P. Doh, C.J. Fombrun, R.M. Fulmer, M.C. Gentile, M.A. Hitt, R.J. House, S.D. Howton, S.W. Howton, R.D. Ireland, R. Khurana, C. Mallin, V.B. McWilliams, A.A. Pekerti, N.R. Quigley, G.W. Rowe, S.A. Sackmann, E.J. Scalberg, D. Siegel, S.A. Stumpf, M. Useem, S. Waddock, D.A. Waldman, M. Wilson
Contents:

Preface

PART I: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS AND PRACTICAL REALITIES
1. Towards a Framework of Responsible Leadership and Governance
Jonathan P. Doh and Stephen A. Stumpf

2. Strategic Leadership: Strategy, Resources, Ethics and Succession
Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland and Glenn W. Rowe

3. What Leaders and their Organizations Can Do to Develop Ethical Leaders
Robert M. Fulmer

4. The Leadership Challenge: Building Resilient Corporate Reputations
Charles J. Fombrun

PART II: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE: INDIVIDUAL, GROUP AND RELATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
5. Leadership: Making Responsible Decisions
Michael Useem

6. Developing Strategies and Skills for Responsible Leadership
Kim Cameron and Arran Caza

7. Leadership and the Social Construction of Charisma
Rakesh Khurana

8. Foundations of Responsible Leadership: From Self-Insight to Integrity and Altruism
John Alexander and Meena Wilson

PART III: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE: ETHICS, SOCIAL IMPACT AND THE GLOBAL COMMON GOOD
9. Integrating Leadership with Ethics: Is Good Leadership Contrary to Human Nature?
Joanne B. Ciulla

10. Corporate Responsibility, Accountability and Stakeholder Relationships: Will Voluntary Action Suffice?
Sandra Waddock

11. The Influence of CEO Transformational Leadership on Firm-Level Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
David A. Waldman and Donald Siegel

12. Is There Free Will in Business? Leadership and Social Impact Management
Mary C. Gentile

PART IV: RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE IN CORPORATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRMS
13. Management, Governance and Corporate Responsibility
Shawn D. Howton, Shelly W. Howton and Victoria B. McWilliams

14. Corporate Governance Reform: Global, North American and European Trends
Christine Mallin

15. Management and Governance of Professional Services Firms
Kevin D. Clark, Jonathan P. Doh and Stephen A. Stumpf

PART V: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE: INTERNATIONAL, CROSS-CULTURAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
16. Responsible Leadership: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Sonja A. Sackmann

17. Comparative Models of Corporate Governance: A Sociocultural Perspective
Andre A. Pekerti

18. Responsible Leadership and Governance in a Global Context: Insights from the GLOBE Study
Narda R. Quigley, Mary Sully de Luque and Robert J. House

19. Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business: The Role of Business Education
Ernest J. Scalberg

Index