Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A systematic literature review of responsible leadership: challenges, outcomes and practices
Authors: Frangieh, Charbel
Khayr Yaacoub, Hala 
Affiliations: Department of Business Administration 
Keywords: Outcomes
Systematic literature review
Responsible leadership
Issue Date: 2017
Part of: Journal of global responsibility
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Start page: 281
End page: 299
Purpose This study aims to provide a point of reference and another of guidance for future research on the topic of responsible leadership by exploring its challenges, outcomes and practices. Design/methodology/approach A systematic review of the literature, originally adopted from the medical sciences but also used in management and leadership studies, was conducted to integrate research in an organized, translucent and reproducible manner. The final sample of 46 empirical and conceptual studies were scientifically screened and synthesized. Findings The synthesis revealed that balancing stakeholder needs, personal characteristics and organizational structures are the main challenges against responsible leadership, whereas financial benefits, employees-related benefits and reputational gains among others are the main outcomes. Practices pinpointed, while scarce, are represented in nurturing a stakeholder culture, and engaging employee-related and human-resource-responsible functions. Originality/value This study contributes to the development of responsible leadership.
DOI: 10.1108/JGR-01-2017-0004
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Business Administration

Show full item record


checked on Aug 6, 2022

Record view(s)

checked on Aug 9, 2022

Google ScholarTM


Dimensions Altmetric

Dimensions Altmetric

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.