Leading Responsibly in the Asian Century

  • Mario Fernando

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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    Pages 53-69
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About this book


The book is one of the first to focus on responsible leadership in the contemporary Asian century context. It adopts a unique context driven social innovation based responsible leadership approach to explain how context can impact and shape the theory and practice of responsible leadership. This unique work will strongly appeal to a broad spectrum of researchers and scholars across disciplines with a particular interest in the interplay between leadership, responsibility and ethics.

As Asia’s influence on the global economy continues to grow in the Asian Century, this book offers a culturally integrated view of how the shift in economic power to Asia and the rising new global economic order can influence the theory and practice of responsible leadership. The book focuses particularly on the Asian century opportunities and challenges as a strong contextual factor that shapes the ‘responsibility’ of responsible leadership. The scholarly literature on the topic, the case studies developed through interviews and secondary data, and author’s corporate experiences in the Asia-Pacific region in leading organisations are key sources for the book’s assertions. It fills an important gap in the literature on how Asian cultural factors might influence the predominantly Western developed responsible leadership theory and practice. This book covers key topics including the moral basis for responsibility, theory and practice of responsible leadership, Asian challenges to responsible leadership, and socially innovative responsible leadership.



Asian Century Asian challenges to Responsible Commerce Attributes of Responsible Leadership Being Ethical In Business CSR and Responsible Leadership Complexity of Leadership Culture and Leadership Ethical Leadership Ethics and Multinationals Ethics and Responsible Leadership Ethics and Spiritual leadership Moral Philosophies National Culture in Responsible Leadership Responsible Commerce Responsible Leadership Responsible Leadership and Social Innovation Responsible Leadership in Asia Spirituality and Responsible Leadership Whistleblowing in the Workplace

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Fernando
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessUniversity of Wollongong Faculty of CommerceGwynvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21788-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21789-5
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