Leadership and ethics in work groups - A longitudinal assessment
Abbreviated Journal Title
Group Organ. Manage.
BUSINESS ETHICS; GROUP POLARIZATION; ORGANIZATIONS; COHESIVENESS; PERCEPTIONS; CONFORMITY; CHOICE; MODEL; TASK; Psychology, Applied; Management
This study explored the relationship between leadership style and individual ethics in work groups. We present a model of how active leadership affects conformity in members' ethical decision frameworks (formalism and utilitarianism). We tested this model by examining 36 work groups over a 12-week period. Results supported the hypothesis that more active leadership would lead to greater conformity in both types of ethical frameworks. A second hypothesis, that group cohesion would mediate this relationship between leadership style and ethical conformity, was partially supported. Implications of these findings for leadership, groups, and ethics research are discussed.
Group & Organization Management
"Leadership and ethics in work groups - A longitudinal assessment" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3451.