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Teaching Business Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 117–126 | Cite as

Practical Implications of Educational Background on Future Corporate Exceutives' Social Responsibility Orientation

  • John P. Angelidis
  • Nabil A. Ibrahim
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Abstract

Differences between business students atsecular and non-secular universities withregard to their corporate social responsibilityorientation (CSRO) are examined. The resultsshow that the two groups' attitudes toward thefour components of CSRO are significantlydifferent. Specifically, compared to businessstudents in non-secular institutions, thestudents of secular universities exhibitgreater concern about the legal component ofcorporate responsibility and a weakerorientation toward discretionary activities. Nosignificant differences between the two groupswere observed with respect to economicperformance and the ethical dimension.Explanations as well as limited generalizationsand implications are developed.

business education corporate social responsibility non-secular institutions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Angelidis
    • 1
  • Nabil A. Ibrahim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementSt. John's UniversityJamaica

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