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

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Introduction

Within the project management literature, there has been an increasing interest in issues relating to ethics and ethical decision making (Aaltonen & Sivonen, 2009; Jepsen & Eskerod, 2009; Schwalbe, 2011; Sears, Sears, & Clough, 2013). However, to date there have been few empirical studies that consider how ethical considerations arise in projects and how issues are resolved by project team members and those in leadership roles within the project (De Hoogh & Den Hartog, 2008; Pless, 2007). Indeed, this will be the first study to investigate how relationships among project managers, team members, and stakeholders bring about ethical or personal conflicts for project managers—and to examine the impact of those relationships ...

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