Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 37–45

Gender-Related Differences in Ethical and Social Values of Business Students: Implications for Management

  • Patricia L. Smith
  • Ellwood F. OakleyIII
Article

Abstract

This study investigated gender-related differences in ethical attitudes of 318 graduate and undergraduate business students. Significant differences were observed in male and female responses to questions concerning ethics in social and personal relationships. No differences were noted for survey items concerning rules-based obligations. Implications for future management are discussed.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia L. Smith
    • 1
  • Ellwood F. OakleyIII
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BusinessBerry CollegeMount BerryU.S.A

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