The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership recognised, in line with leading scholars of this field, three core questions around which our research revolves, namely:
a) How do we define responsible leadership?
b) What constitutes responsible leadership?
c) How can we develop responsible leadership?
Linked to these questions the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership identified a number of relevant projects that investigate the emergence and development of responsible leadership within the context of a changing contract between leaders, organisation and society. A discourse set against the backdrop of securing a socially just and environmental sustainable future for all.
The research projects currently undertaken by the centre are as follows:
Ongoing supervision of Masters and Doctoral students also contribute to our research effort. Current Masters and Doctoral students with associated draft topics are:
M Com in Business Management:
1. Carmen Mollman: Potential market barriers for voluntary climate change mitigation mechanisms in the SA private sector
PhD in Business Management:
2. Alan Childs: Service-learning as a determinant of developing socially responsible leadership values amongst undergraduate students in SA. The role of critical reflection
3. Leo Kok: Towards a representative brand valuation model. The identification and ranking of social, environmental and governance metrics.
4. Vis Naidoo: The relationship between corporate social responsibility and business strategy of selected SA corporations:
5. Thebogo Nkahle: Creating societies for a sustainable future: A new paradigm for business strategy