The Moral Entrepreneur: a New Component of Ethical Leadership
Ethical leadership has become a popular subject of empirical research in recent years. Most studies follow Brown et al.’s 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.
|Keywords||Corporate social responsibility, Ethical leadership, Moral entrepreneurship, Proactive leadership, Social development|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3641-0, hdl.handle.net/1765/100991|
|Journal||Journal of Business Ethics|
Kaptein, S.P. (2017). The Moral Entrepreneur: a New Component of Ethical Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 1–16. doi:10.1007/s10551-017-3641-0