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Title: What Does Ethics Have to do with Leadership?

Authors: Michael P. Levine and Jacqueline Boaks

Title: An examination of the effects of leadership on

Business ethics: empirical study

Authors: Charles Chekwa,

Latoya Ouhirra, Eugene Thomas and MmutaChukwuanu

Title: The effect of authentic transformational leadership on follower and group ethics

Authors: Weichun Zhu, Bruce J. Avolio, Ronald E. Riggio and John J. Sosik

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Purpose of the Study

What is the author’s rationale for selecting this topic? Does he/she build a strong case?

Purpose is to analyze the role of ethics in the leadership process and behavior. Authors has develop strong case to attain purpose

Purpose is to evaluate the impact of business ethics on leader’s role by developing case study of real business organizations.

To assess the role of transformational leaders to influence group behavior and ethics.

Research Question(s)

What question(s) does the author present?

The research question is “What is the relationship between leadership and ethics?”

The research question explored by the authors is “How leadership affect the business ethics and at what extent?”

The question answered in this study is “how authentic transformational leadership style persuades followers, individual and group ethical decision making process?”

Literature Review

How is this organized? What are the main themes found in the review? Who are the main authors used?

Sample Population(s)

What group(s) is/are being studied?


What are the limitations of the study?Why can it only encompass so much?


What did the author find through the study? Was the original question answered?