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Quantitative Research on Leadership and Business Ethics: Examining the State of the Field and an Agenda for Future Research

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In this article, the co-editors of the Leadership and Ethics: Quantitative Analysis section of the journal outline some of the key issues about conducting quantitative research at the intersection of business, ethics, and leadership. They offer guidance for authors by explaining the types of papers that are often rejected and how to avoid some common pitfalls that lead to rejection. They also offer some ideas for future research by drawing upon the opinions of four noted experts in the field to consider the types of research questions we should be asking, the types of theory we should be building, the types of models we should be testing, and the types of methods we should be using.

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Palanski, M., Newman, A., Leroy, H. et al. Quantitative Research on Leadership and Business Ethics: Examining the State of the Field and an Agenda for Future Research. J Bus Ethics 168, 109–119 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04267-9

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Keywords

  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Business
  • Ethical leadership