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

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Responsible Leadership

The practice of leadership compels business organizations to pay attention to the impact of their operations on society, as companies are social enterprises and therefore responsible to society at large (Amaladoss & Manohar, 2013). This view of leadership is combined with recent calls for a new form of leadership in conducting business that addresses the diverse economic, social, and environmental issues that the globalization process has created. Other writers point toward the need to transcend neo-economic instrumentalism, one of the main factors that gave rise to the collapse in financial markets and the retrenchment and stagnation across many of the world's economies (Maak & Pless, 2006b; Scherer & ...

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