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Publication date: 1 February 2021

Junaid Aftab, Huma Sarwar, Anam Amin and Alina Kiran

Leadership has a decisive role in the success of all types of businesses and firms, including small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the ethical behavior of…

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Abstract

Purpose

Leadership has a decisive role in the success of all types of businesses and firms, including small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the ethical behavior of leaders is a key component which brings a sense of respect, fulfillment, trustworthiness and acceptance among the employees, which later become visible in their job performance (JP). This study aims to check the immediate effect of ethical leadership (EL) on employee’s JP (EJP) and also explore the indirect mediating effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on this EL and EJP nexus.

Design/methodology/approach

Primary data was obtained from the employees of manufacturing SMEs of Northern Italy using a cross-sectional design from the end of 2019 to the start of 2020. This paper circulated 450 self-administered questionnaires using simple random sampling, and 202 (44.88%) valid questionnaires were returned. The PROCESS macro was performed using statistical package for social sciences to ensure whether or not EL affects EJP and is there any mediation effect of CSR present in this nexus.

Findings

The results indicate that EL has a strong positive connection with EJP and CSR. Interestingly, CSR positively influences EJP. Furthermore, the results also report the strong mediating effect of CSR in the nexus of EL and EJP.

Originality/value

This scholarly work seeks to contribute not only to the literature of EL and EJP but also enriches the understanding of this EL-EJP association by highlighting the indirect effect of mediating variable CSR in the SME sector.

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Social Responsibility Journal, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1747-1117

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Article
Publication date: 19 April 2022

Junaid Aftab, Huma Sarwar, Alina Kiran, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ishaq, Sadaf Ambreen and Arqam Javed Kayani

In the 21st century, spirituality is becoming an interesting phenomenon in the workplace and has been discussed by academicians, researchers, and practitioners alike. This…

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Purpose

In the 21st century, spirituality is becoming an interesting phenomenon in the workplace and has been discussed by academicians, researchers, and practitioners alike. This growing knowledge offers important insights and calls for conceptual and empirical studies on workplace spirituality. Accordingly, the current research aims to examine how ethical leadership (EL) helps to foster workplace spirituality and job satisfaction (JS) in the information technology (IT) industry. Additionally, it investigates the mediating role of workplace spirituality and moderating role of self-efficacy (SE) in the relationship between EL and JS.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a cross-sectional design, the data were collected from 268 employees in the IT industry and analyzed on SmartPLS 3.2 using structural equation modeling.

Findings

The findings indicated that EL promotes a sense of spirituality and increases JS. Additionally, results suggested that workplace spirituality partially mediates, and SE moderates the relationship between EL and JS.

Practical implications

The results suggest that the top executives should work on identifying and developing ethical qualities to promote a sense of meaningfulness (workplace spirituality) and increase JS.

Originality/value

The research provides an important contribution to the academic literature by exploring the role of EL in fostering spirituality among employees and the moderation of SE on the relationship between EL and JS in the services industry.

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International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8809

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Book part
Publication date: 19 July 2022

Claire Farrugia, Simon Grima and Kiran Sood

Purpose: This chapter sets out to lay out and analyse the effectiveness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a recently established European Union (EU…

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Purpose: This chapter sets out to lay out and analyse the effectiveness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a recently established European Union (EU) regulation, in the local insurance industry.

Methodology: This was done through a systematic literature review to determine what has already been done and then a survey as a primary research tool to gather information. The survey was aimed at clients and employees of insurance entities.

Findings: The general results are that effectiveness can be segmented into different factors and vary regarding the respondents’ confidence. Other findings include that the GDPR has increased costs, and its expectations are unclear. These findings suggest that although the GDPR was influential in the insurance market, some issues about this regulation still exist.

Conclusions: GDPR fulfils its purposes; however, the implementation process of this regulation can be facilitated if better guidelines are issued for entities to follow to understand its expectations better and follow the law and fulfil its purposes most efficiently.

Practical implications: These conclusions imply that the GDPR can be improved in the future. Overall, as a regulation, it is suitable for the different member states of the EU, including small states like Malta.

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Big Data: A Game Changer for Insurance Industry
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-606-3

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The Emerald Handbook of Blockchain for Business
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-198-1

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