Quotation Stahl, Günter, Pless, Nicola M., Maak, Thomas, Miska, Christof. 2018. Responsible Global Leadership. In: Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development, Hrsg. Mark E. Mendenhall, Joyce Osland, Allan Bird, Gary R. Oddou, Michael J. Stevens, Martha L. Maznevski, & Günter K. Stahl, 363-388. New York/London: Routledge.




The quest for responsible leadership is a response to large-scale business scandals and to stakeholders’ expectations that corporations and their leaders contribute to the "triple bottom line" by creating environmental, social, and economic value. In this chapter, we explore what it means to be a “responsible” leader. Specifically, we analyze the challenges and dilemmas facing executives in four key corporate social responsibility (CSR) domains: diversity, ethics, sustainability, and citizenship. On this basis, we describe three prototypical approaches to CSR - global, local, and transnational - and discuss their implications for global executives, with a particular focus on tensions and trade-offs between globally integrated and locally adapted CSR strategies, the constraints they impose on managerial behavior, and the competencies they require in global leaders. We conclude by discussing approaches for promoting responsible global leadership in organizations and offering recommendations how organizations can effectively prevent, manage, and control the risks of irresponsible leader behavior.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Responsible Global Leadership
Title of whole publication Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development
Editor Mark E. Mendenhall, Joyce Osland, Allan Bird, Gary R. Oddou, Michael J. Stevens, Martha L. Maznevski, & Günter K. Stahl
Page from 363
Page to 388
Location New York/London
Publisher Routledge
Year 2018
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.routledge.com/Global-Leadership-Research-practice-and-development/Mendenhall-Osland-Bird-Oddou-Stevens-Maznevski-Stahl/p/book/9781138292444
ISBN 9781138292437
Open Access N


Stahl, Günter (Details)
Miska, Christof (Details)
Maak, Thomas (University of South Australia, Australia)
Pless, Nicola M. (University of South Australia, Australia)
Institute for International Business (Stahl) (Details)
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