A critical examination of influential factors on leadership values when addressing ethical dilemmas

Evangelia Fragouli (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Leaders of this era are frequently confronted with tough decisions in which the distinction between right and wrong in making a conclusive decision is blurred in unclarity. These unclear situations usually involve a tug of war between ethics, morals, and values resulting in ethical dilemmas. With the awakening of a strong awareness to issues concerning social responsibility, leadership, and ethical practices, nurturing ethical decision making has become a high-priority topic among leaders, managers, and even members of organisations. To do this, it is essential to understand the nature of these dilemmas and the parameters that frame the leaders’ values in dealing with them. This research papers seeks to investigate the kinds of ethical dilemmas that leaders face nowadays and evaluate the major parameters that influence the framing of their values which guide their decisions. Firstly, what constitutes an ethical dilemma and how does it arise? What arguments and claims do analysts have about ethical dilemmas? What parameters influence the framing of leaders’ values that direct their decisions during an ethical dilemma? These are vital questions that need to be answered to properly analyse the connection between decision making in ethical dilemmas and the factors that frame the values of leaders in tackling them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)001-006
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Business Management and Marketing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Ethics
  • Leaders
  • Decisions
  • Parameters
  • Values


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