Authors: Sooksan Kantabutra
Addresses: Leadership Research Group, College of Management, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Abstract: Since leadership is a culture bound concept and the Rhineland leadership is Western-derived, this paper develops a corporate sustainability model for future testing in Asian economies. A systematic review that covers empirical research on Rhineland leadership in firms in Thailand which has been published between 2011 and 2016 in academic journals has been conducted. A content analysis has been carried out by comparing and contrasting the findings. Gaps between the Western-derived Rhineland leadership and the examined practices in Thai companies are identified and discussed. Accordingly, 16 hypotheses and a structural model are derived for future research. This paper contains the first research-derived Asian model on corporate sustainability.
Keywords: leadership; sustainable leadership; Rhineland principles; corporate sustainability; Anglo/US leadership; social vision; Thailand; Asia.
International Journal of Business Excellence, 2017 Vol.13 No.1, pp.16 - 40
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