Top Management and Leadership Antecedents of Corporate Sustainability Performance: A Scoping Review

Pius Ughakpoteni
  • SSRN Electronic Journal, January 2015, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3107763

What Top Management Leadership Requires to Boost Corporate Sustainability Performance

What is it about?

This paper set out to provide a foundation for subsequent empirical studies of sustainability leadership, by summarising existing literature on top management and leadership antecedents of corporate sustainability performance. Based on the literature, the paper established management exercise of leadership in organisations, to boost corporate sustainability performance, as a principal, practical, present-day problem; as well as leadership and top management being vital in sustainability embedment and corporate sustainability performance.

Why is it important?

The increasingly widespread concern sustainability creates among organisations worldwide makes management exercise of leadership in organisations, to boost corporate sustainability performance a major real-world, contemporary problem. Consequently, there is need to explore competencies top managers and leaders require for successful sustainability performance in Nigerian organisations. There is also need to explore how emotional intelligence, leadership styles and discretion make for successful sustainability performance in organisations.


Pius O. Ughakpoteni (Author)
Business School Lausanne

I do hope that this paper will inspire a flurry of empirical studies that will seek to explore how top managers’ leadership competencies and styles engender discretion to drive sustainability performance as well as corporate sustainability performance in organisations.

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