Journal article

The Role of Gender and Age in Business Students' Values, CSR Attitudes, and Responsible Management Education: Learnings from the PRME International Survey

Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Mehrdokht Pournader, Andrew McKinnon

Journal of Business Ethics | Springer Verlag | Published : 2017


As demand grows from various stakeholders for responsible management education (RME) in business schools, it is essential to understand how corporate social responsibility (CSR) and RME are perceived by various subgroups of business students. Following the principles of theories on moral orientation and moral development, we examined the role of gender and age in determining four indicators of business students’ moral approach (i.e., values, CSR attitudes, corporate responsibility priorities, and suggestions toward RME) in the context of business schools committed to RME and CSR. Based on nearly 1300 responses to a survey, conducted with the United Nations-supported principles for responsibl..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Jonas Haertle and the PRME Secretariat at the United Nations Global Compact office for their support on this project; the survey advisory committee (Jonas Haertle, Carole Parkes, Anthony Buono, Lydia Price, Jean-Christophe Carteron, Alberto Willi); and the signatory business schools who participated in the study and their students who responded to the survey. The authors would also like to thank Dr. Andrew Kach and Prof. John Mathews for their valuable comments on the manuscript. Finally, the authors would also like to express their gratitude toward the two anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions that helped to further improve the manuscript.