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"Too much of a good thing?": exploring the dark side of empowering leadership by linking it with unethical pro-organizational behavior

Zhang, Xue; Tian, Guyang; Ma, Chao; Tian, Yezhuang; Li, Zhongqiu; Liang, Liang


Purpose Grounded in social exchange theory (SET), the purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between empowering leadership and unethical pro-organizational behavior (UPB), as mediated by duty orientation (including duty to members, duty to mission and duty to codes). Further, this study proposes that perceived leader expediency moderates indirectly between empowering leadership and UPB. Design/methodology/approach This paper tests this social exchange model across a survey...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-10-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Leadership and Organization Development Journal
DOI: 10.1108/LODJ-02-2020-0033


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