JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP, ACCOUNTABILITY AND ETHICS
Exploring the Role of Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility: A Review
Author(s): Robert Strand
Citation: Robert Strand, (2011) "Exploring the Role of Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility: A Review," Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, Vol. 8, Iss. 4, pp. 84-96
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
Leadership as demonstrated by today’s corporate leaders has been called into question. In the aftermath of corporate scandals and global financial crisis, many people today desire leadership that promotes the ideals of corporate social responsibility (CSR). At the present time there exists strikingly little research that explicitly explores the intersection between leadership and CSR. Therefore the primary goal of this article is to collect the existing research relating leadership with CSR in an effort to better understand the intersection of these fields, and to explore promising future areas research at this intersection. Having surveyed the literature, beginning with studies that explicitly explored “leadership and CSR” and broadening to include related relevant studies, I have discovered a number of interesting studies that can serve as a foundation for those who are interested in more deeply exploring the intersection of leadership and CSR.