Ethical Leadership: A Multifoci Social Exchange Perspective
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In this conceptual paper, I advocate a multifoci social exchange perspective on ethical leadership for the first time. I propose that social exchange relationships form between ethical leaders at organizational and supervisory levels and that these relationships, especially under certain circumstances (person and contextual factors), impact a broad range of important subordinate attitudinal and behavioral outcomes, including many that are unrelated to ethics but highly beneficial for organizations. Summarizing these propositions into a single conceptual model, I present a comprehensive multifoci social exchange model of ethical leadership and briefly discuss the theoretical and potential practical implications of this model.
Hansen, S. D. (2011). Ethical Leadership: A Multifoci Social Exchange Perspective. The Journal of Business Inquiry, 10(1), 41-55. https://journals.uvu.edu/index.php/jbi/article/view/225
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