Mario Fernando, "Leading Responsibly in the Asian Century"
English | ISBN: 3319217887 | 2016 | 232 pages | PDF | 3 MB
The book is one of the first to focus on responsible leadership in the contemporary Asian century context. It adopts a unique context driven social innovation based responsible leadership approach to explain how context can impact and shape the theory and practice of responsible leadership. This unique work will strongly appeal to a broad spectrum of researchers and scholars across disciplines with a particular interest in the interplay between leadership, responsibility and ethics.
As Asias influence on the global economy continues to grow in the Asian Century, this book offers a culturally integrated view of how the shift in economic power to Asia and the rising new global economic order can influence the theory and practice of responsible leadership. The book focuses particularly on the Asian century opportunities and challenges as a strong contextual factor that shapes the ‘responsibility of responsible leadership. The scholarly literature on the topic, the case studies developed through interviews and secondary data, and authors corporate experiences in the Asia-Pacific region in leading organisations are key sources for the books assertions. It fills an important gap in the literature on how Asian cultural factors might influence the predominantly Western developed responsible leadership theory and practice. This book covers key topics including the moral basis for responsibility, theory and practice of responsible leadership, Asian challenges to responsible leadership, and socially innovative responsible leadership.
"Fernandos book provides a fresh and novel perspective on how evolutionary changes in economic power between Asia and the rest of the world undoubtedly will affect the practice of responsible leadership. He examines varying views on responsible leadership across cultures, demonstrating how Asian and Western leadership styles have evolved as our economy continues to become more globally integrated."
Prof. Laura Pincus Hartman
Director, Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy
Boston University, Questrom School of Business, Boston, USA
"Fernandos book is primarily an excellent work of scholarship, written for academics who teach and research in responsible leadership by someone who knows Asian business and culture from the inside. But it will also reward careful study by practicing leaders and those who are the potential leaders of the future."
Professor of Business Ethics
Durham University Business School, UK