AJIBM  Vol.6 No.8 , August 2016
Responsible Leadership: Review and Prospects
Abstract: The responsible leadership has gained considerable attention in contemporary management scholarship. As a new leadership theory, responsible leadership transcends traditional dyadic leader-subordinate relationship, and focuses on a full-range view of leader-stakeholder relationship, which can effectively deal with new challenges from all sectors of society. In this paper, we first provide an overview of the conception, structure, and measurement of responsible leadership. Besides, we analyze and conclude the antecedents and consequences of responsible leadership. Finally, we put forward some suggestions about future research in this field.
Cite this paper: Shi, Y. and Ye, M. (2016) Responsible Leadership: Review and Prospects. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 6, 877-884. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2016.68083.

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