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Responsible Leadership in Projects by Ramesh Vahidi, Malcolm Higgs, Alessia D. Amato, Nicholas Clarke

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Executive Summary

Background

This is the first study to investigate how relationships among a project manager, team members, and stakeholders bring about ethical or personal conflicts for project managers (Aaltonen & Sivonen, 2009; Jepsen & Eskerod, 2009). This study also examines the impact of these relationships on ethical and social responsibility decision making. A literature is growing concerning the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) considerations (Laschinger, Brent, & Claasen, 2005) as well as ethical issues for projects (Jonasson & Ingason, 2013). In addition, many project management textbooks as well as professional standards now contain sections relating to ethical practice (Schwalbe, 2011; Sears, ...

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