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Management and Organization: Various Approaches

Edited By Yasin Cakirel

The volume provides a collection of research papers in the area of management and organization on a wide range of topics including job alienation, whistleblowing, responsible leadership, cyberloafing, job crafting, organizational trust and career satisfaction.

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Responsible Leadership

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1 Introduction

The subject of responsible leadership has begun to take place in the literature and attract attention in the business world. There are basically two reasons for this interest and increased attention. First one is that with increasing complexity and connectedness in society, workers, clients, suppliers, public entities, environmental institutions, and citizens in the organizations are seen as an independent piece of puzzle in social life. Second reason is that there is an increase in awareness, public interest and intervention in financial crises, layoffs, downsizings, environmental problems, corporate scandals and unethical behaviors in business environment. For these reasons, the responsibility of the leaders and the managers and the compliance of their behaviors with the code of ethics have been a focus of high interest (Marques et al, 2018, p. 3). Leadership is defined as “the process (act) of influencing the activities of an organized group in its efforts toward goal setting and goal achievement” (Stogdill, 1950, p. 3). In leadership definitions, the word “influence” is mostly used because in a leadership process there is a relational part and the leader should exert some kind of inducement over another party. The other definition of leadership is made by Yukl in 2006. Yukl sees leadership as a process in which individuals in the group understand what is to be done to achieve common goals, and that leaders influence them around the common purpose and facilitate individual and group efforts to achieve these goals. While responsible leadership leads...

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