Is ethical leadership and strategic leadership a dilemma? A descriptive survey


7th International Strategic Management Conference, Paris, France, 30 June - 02 July 2011, vol.24 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 24
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.073
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The necessity with regard to carrying out all organizational activities within the framework of the code of ethics brings the ethical leadership fact into question. When the influence of the organizational leader upon the company image, identity and prestige is taken into account, it becomes crucial to develop competitive strategies within the framework of the codes of ethics. However here the questions like "to adapt strategic leadership which should relatively have the upper hand on the competitors by determining competition strategy with the ethical leadership principles?, Is there a dilemma?, Or they are the processes that complement each other? become crucial. In other words, could the ethical leadership and the strategic leadership be considered together? Could the ethical leaders be the strategic leader having a high competition responsibility as well. Whether ethical leadership and a strategic leadership having a high competition responsibility under an intense competition environment with the ethical dimension of the leadership could be considered all together, their differentiation and integration points constitute the primary objective of this research.