Faculty News, IIM Sambalpur

Atri Sengupta

We congratulate Prof. Atri Sengupta, Faculty OB & HR, for the publication of her co-authored research paper, “Responsible Leadership and the Reflective CEO: Resolving Stakeholder Conflict by Imagining What Could be done,” in the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, an FT50 journal.

This paper throws light on the responsible leadership framework in the context of an Indian multinational aluminium production company that struggled over a decade to commission one of its greenfield projects due to the conflicting interests of multiple stakeholders. In this moral dilemmatic condition, instead of focusing on ‘what should be done’ which fits with the ideal conditions mostly, the authors analyzed ‘what could be done' as an appropriate question for the protagonist leader for navigating dilemmas, crises and conflict situations, and subsequently developing morally imaginative solutions.

Read the paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-021-04865-6