Ethical leadership in firms: antecedents and consequences

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dc.contributor Kacmar, K. Michele
dc.contributor Halbesleben, Jonathon R. B.
dc.contributor Rapp, Adam A.
dc.contributor Ward, Thomas B.
dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Diane E. Li, Chenwei 2017-03-01T16:47:17Z 2017-03-01T16:47:17Z 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001230
dc.identifier.other Li_alatus_0004D_11421
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Recent ethical misconduct of leaders, in some high profile firms, has drawn increased attention to the reality that, ignorance on the ethics of leaders could threaten the survival of companies, and that ethical leadership may be a critical piece for company success. This dissertation aims to further our knowledge of ethical leadership by examining moral emotions as the antecedents (Model I) and employee creativity as the consequence (Model II) in two separate models. Specifically, drawing on empathy literature and moral affect theory of gratitude, Model I hypothesized that leaders' moral emotions (empathy and gratitude) should predict ethical leadership behaviors. Based on ethical leadership literature and theories of creativity, Model II hypothesized that ethical leadership, both directly and indirectly, should create high levels of psychological safety and certainty, and have an effective and positive influence on promoting employee creativity. Data collected from two semiconductor companies in China were used in the dissertation. Theoretical and practical implications as well as limitations and directions for future research were discussed.
dc.format.extent 107 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Management
dc.title Ethical leadership in firms: antecedents and consequences
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Management and Marketing Management The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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