Differences in Corporate Crisis Management Between CEO's Leadership Styles

CEO의 리더십 유형에 따른 기업의 위기관리 차이에 관한 연구

  • 홍한국 (동의대학교 경영정보학과) ;
  • 우보현 (동의대학교 경영정보학과) ;
  • 이봉구 (동의대학교 관광경영학과)
  • Received : 2013.07.05
  • Accepted : 2013.07.26
  • Published : 2013.09.28


Crisis management is one of the most important tasks of any business as business environments have been dramatically changed. In a sense the ability to manage crisis effectively is connected to the survival of any organization, whether it be a nation or company. In case of a company, the ability depends on CEO's leadership styles. Though some research have internationally investigated the relationship between crisis management and CEO's leadership styles, few research has dealt with the issue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of CEO's leadership styles in the perception of the importance of corporate crisis management and the level of crisis management. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to CEOs of various types of business and a total of 259 questionnaires were collected from them. But only 201 questionnaires were used for testing hypotheses after getting rid of incomplete ones. The result showed that CEO's leadership styles have different roles in the issues raised in this study. Implications and further research suggestions were discussed.


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