Lutgert Research

Leveraging the employee voice: A multi-level social learning perspective of ethical leadership

November 20, 2020  / Joseph Liu  / Tags: 2019, LCOB Top Tier Award, Management

We investigate individual and team-level mechanisms that mediate the effect of ethical leadership on employee voice. At the individual-level, we suggest that an ethical leader acts as an ethical role model. At the team-level, team ethical leadership fosters an ethical climate, which will create a moral context that impacts employees’ behaviors. In both instances, employee voice behaviors will be enhanced. We also show that employees are more likely to regard their ethical leaders as ethical role models in high ethical climate teams. Results obtained from 47 managers and 211 subordinates in China support our model.

Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management

Authors: Joseph Liu

Notes: LCOB Top Tier Award 2019