Transformational leadership style and social responsibility of employees in economic corporations: a study on Sarmayeh Bank of Iran
by Yashar Salamzadeh; Maryam Kianmanesh; Taghi Vahidi
International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management (IJSSM), Vol. 7, No. 1/2, 2019

Abstract: In our dynamic era, observing the social responsibility has become an essence for each organisation. In addition, some researchers believe that observing social responsibility by the corporations is one of the perquisites of gaining profits, since today customers are very sensitive to ethical issues. The current study aims to examine a conceptual model relating to the association between the transformational leadership style and social responsibility of the employees in Sarmayeh Bank. This organisation has 400 employees and our sample size is 196. Second generation statistical tools are utilised for data analysis. Based upon the research findings, all four dimensions of transformational leadership style have significant and positive impact 0n employees' CSR activities. This study reveals the importance of the relationship between leadership style and employees' social responsibility; meanwhile, using this research's results, managers will be able to formulate suitable strategies for developing social responsibility by acquiring a dynamic approach to their leadership style.

Online publication date: Fri, 12-Apr-2019

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