The Moral Entrepreneur: A New Component of Ethical Leadership.

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Ethical leadership has become a popular subject of empirical research in recent years. Most studies follow Brown et al.’s (Organ Behav Hum Decis Process, 97:117–134, 2005) definition of ethical leadership, which consists of two components: the moral person and the moral manager. In this paper, I argue for a third relevant component: i.e., the moral entrepreneur who creates a new ethical norm. Viewing moral entrepreneurship as a new component of ethical leadership opens up avenues for studying various antecedents and outcomes of ethical leadership that have not been acknowledged so far, or at least, not adequately.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135-1150
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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