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As community expectations have grown concerning the degree to which institutions, especially businesses, should create social value, there has been a concomitant decline in expectations that institutions should focus solely on creating economic value. In academe, there is a now voluminous literature on these topics, as found in research into corporate social responsibility and responsible leadership, to name but two strands of research in the domain of business and society.
Recent years have witnessed growing concern about the social value created by organisations, especially but not exclusively in the business sector. Consider, for example, the now voluminous literature on social responsibility, in general, and corporate social responsibility, in particular. The burgeoning literature on ethical and responsible leadership is another manifestation of this widespread concern for the social value created by organisations and institutions.
Against a backdrop of unethical conduct, irresponsible leadership and distrust of authorities and institutions, there is a pervasive sense that we are not well served by our leaders. There is a sense that, too often, leaders are disposed to serve a narrow group of interests before the public interest. As a result, there is a yearning for a culture of leadership that serves the greater good.
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