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Dr. Sean Valentine, Professor of Management, presented a study at the Western Academy of Management Virtual Conference,

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sean Valentine, Professor of Management, who presented a study at the Western Academy of Management 2021 Virtual Conference, April 21-24, 2021.
Authors: Sean Valentine (University of North Dakota), Lynn Godkin (Lamar University), Gary Fleischman (Texas Tech University)
Title: “Positive Leadership, Employment Ethics, and Job Satisfaction in Nigerian Hospitality-Based Organizations”
Abstract: Positive leadership can improve the workplace, often resulting in beneficial practices and outcomes. However, the constructive and enduring role of such leadership is not fully considered in unique global contexts. Using data collected from individuals working for Nigerian hospitality-based organizations, the purpose of this study is to determine if positive leadership, comprised of transformational and servant styles that possibly reflect traditional norms, is associated with a more ethical employment context and increased job satisfaction. The link between ethical employment context and job satisfaction is also investigated. The results indicate that increased facets of positive leadership are associated with indicators of a more ethical employment context, and that components of both ethical employment context and positive leadership are positively related to job satisfaction. The practical implications, limitations, and suggestions for future inquiry are discussed.