Neuroethics in Leadership Research and Practice

  • Joohyung Kim
  • David A. WaldmanEmail author
Part of the Advances in Neuroethics book series (AIN)


In recent years, there has been a great proliferation of interest in neuroscience applications to both research and practice in the area of leadership. In terms of research, this interest raises questions regarding the treatment of research participants, storage and use of data, and so forth. But even greater issues have arisen with regard to practice, including areas pertaining to employee selection or placement, neurofeedback, and what might be termed “brain training.” Despite valid concerns, we argue that ethical considerations in the neuroscience of leadership may not be as vexing as they appear. Instead, these considerations can be readily addressed, particularly with regard to basic research methods. On the other hand, continuing attention will need to be paid to practice-based, ethical issues.


Leadership Organizational neuroscience Ethics fMRI qEEG Neurofeedback 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.W. P. Carey School of BusinessArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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