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    Growing scientific production in the fields, which are in the area of interest of Journal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadership (JCR&L), create motivations for the colleagues cooperating with the journal to review the status of research in those fields. Thus, this issue collects the papers which employ systematic literature reviews or bibliometric methodologies to explore research output related to leadership, corporate social responsibility and organisational citizenship behaviours.

    Vol. 6, No. 1, Art. 1

    Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility: Mapping the Conceptual Structure of Research

    Andrzej Lis


    The aim of the study is to identify, with the use of co-word analysis, and explore leading thematic areas in research investigating intersections between leadership and corporate social responsibility. The research process is focused around the following study questions: (1) What are the leading thematic areas in research on intersections between leadership and corporate social responsibility?, (2) Are there similarities and differences between leading topics identified through co-word analysis with the findings from previous studies employing systematic literature review and research topic profiling methodologies? (3) What is the usefulness of co-word analysis for mapping leading thematic areas comparing to systematic literature reviews and research topic profiling?
    Design/methodology/approach: The study employs the method of keywords co-occurrence analysis, which is a type of co-word analysis, categorized among science mapping methods. The bibliometric data for analysis are retrieved from Scopus. The analysis and visualization of keywords co-occurrence is supported by VOSviewer software.

    Tags:leadership, corporate social responsibility, CSR, bibliometrics, science mapping, co-word analysis, keywords co-occurrence analysis, Scopus, VOSviewer.
    Vol. 6, No. 1, Art. 2

    Antecedents of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: Evolution of Research

    Monika Tomaszewska


    Purpose: The aim of the article is to explore the patterns underlying the antecedents discussed in OCB studies between 1980 and 2018 to reveal and discuss possible existence of a common framework created by variables which show positive or negative relationship with organizational citizenship behaviors. Design/methodology/approach: The research aims at filling the gap in the body of knowledge by clarifying the issue of OCB’s antecedents with the use of the chronological systematic literature review of scientific output in the field between 1980 and 2018, reviewing each decade separately and searching for common patterns shown by variables.
    Findings: Variables impacting OCB might come from three different levels. Directions from which antecedents come were named as individual, organizational, and environmental. Above-mentioned create a framework for interrelations which are complex and often create synergies.

    Tags:organizational citizenship behaviors, OCB, antecedents, systematic literature review
    Vol. 6, No. 1, Art. 3

    Servant Leadership in the Last Decade: A Systematic Review

    Umaru Mustapha Zubairu


    As the world grapples with the effects of the Corona Virus pandemic, the importance of leadership at all levels of an organization has been brought into the sharp focus. Servant leadership is a philosophy that advocates that the primary focus of leaders is to serve their followers, and such a philosophy in theory could be important during these troubling times. Using the Systematic Quantitative Assessment Technique, this study conducted a systematic review of 179 servant leadership (SL) articles published over the last decade (2010–2019) to provide insight as to the efficacy of this leadership style in inspiring followers to give their best efforts. Besides this primary objective, this review also sought to understand the time distribution, geographic distribution, types and data collection methods of these SL articles. Review of empirical evidence revealed that SL was very effective in inspiring followers to go above and beyond in helping to achieve an organization’s objectives. The review also revealed that over the last decade, interest in SL has grown from year to year, with most of the research in Asia and North America. Furthermore, most SL research has been empirical in nature, with surveys being the favoured means of data collection. There has been a dearth of qualitative studies in extant SL scholarship, and this represents a significant gap which future researchers should endeavour to address.


    Tags:servant leadership, Systematic Quantitative Assessment Technique, review
    Vol. 6, No. 1, Art. 4

    The 4th International Scientific Conference on Positive Management and Leadership in Socially Responsible Organisations

    Andrzej Lis


    The 4th International Scientific Conference on Positive Management and Leadership in Socially Responsible Organisations was held on 12 September 2019 at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management (FESM), Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Toruń. The aim of the conference was to provide opportunities to share research findings and discuss the avenues of further research for the scholars conducting their work in various fields of management studies from the perspective of the positive management theory (cf. Stankiewicz (Ed.), 2010, 2013). The participants were invited to contribute to discussion on the following topics, which were well grounded in previous editions of the conference (cf. Lis, 2016, 2017, 2018a):
    – “positive management including: interpersonal relationships, intra-organisational communications, trust, organisational citizenship behaviours;
    – leadership including: contemporary concepts of leadership, roles played by top, middle and first line managers, challenges (both external and intra-organisational) faced by leaders in business organisations, the public sector, and non-profit organisations;
    – corporate responsibility to employees and other stakeholders, organisations in business environment, society and the natural environment”.