Management Students’ Attitudes Toward Business Ethics: A Comparison Between France and Romania

Abstract : This study focuses on the differences in the perception of business ethics across two groups of management students from France and Romania ( n = 220). Data was collected via the ATBEQ to measure preferences for three business philosophies: Machiavellianism, Social Darwinism, and Moral Objectivism. The results show that Romanian students present more favorable attitudes toward Machiavellianism than French students; whereas, French students valued Social Darwinism and Moral Objectivism more highly. For Machiavellianism and Moral Objectivism the results are consistent with the literature and our hypotheses. However, contrary to our expectations, we find that Social Darwinism is more important in France than Romania. The results indicate that religious practice does not influence preferences for the three business philosophies. In terms of gender differences, women have less favorable attitudes toward Machiavellianism and more favorable attitudes toward Moral Objectivism than men. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Business Ethics is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
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Daniel Bageac, Olivier Furrer, Emmanuelle Reynaud. Management Students’ Attitudes Toward Business Ethics: A Comparison Between France and Romania. Journal of Business Ethics, Springer Verlag, 2011, 98 (3), pp.391 - 406. ⟨10.1007/s10551-010-0555-5⟩. ⟨hal-01796502⟩

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