Corporate Social Responsibility Perception in Business Students as Future Managers: A Multifactorial Analysis

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María del Mar Alonso‐Almeida

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Faculty of Economic Science and Business Studies

Fernando Casani Fernández de Navarrete

Research Institute for Higher Education and Science (INAECU)

Jesus Rodriguez-Pomeda

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid - Department of Management

Date Written: January 2015

Abstract

This paper examines undergraduate business students' perception of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in cases in which they have not attended any specific course either dealing with CSR or providing training in ethics. A survey was conducted of 535 Spanish business students as future managers. The results show that the stakeholders' perspective deserves a huge attention for those students considering what the keys of business success are. Significant differences in perception were nevertheless identified when a multifactorial analysis was undertaken. Female students are more concerned about CSR issues. The maximization of value for shareholders is less valued by second‐ and third‐year students than by first‐year ones. The findings point to a number of important orientations for the future development of university curriculum.

Suggested Citation

Alonso Almeida, María del Mar and Fernández de Navarrete, Fernando Casani and Rodriguez-Pomeda, Jesus, Corporate Social Responsibility Perception in Business Students as Future Managers: A Multifactorial Analysis (January 2015). Business Ethics: A European Review, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 1-17, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542370 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/beer.12060

María del Mar Alonso Almeida (Contact Author)

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Faculty of Economic Science and Business Studies ( email )

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Fernando Casani Fernández de Navarrete

Research Institute for Higher Education and Science (INAECU)

Madrid
Spain

Jesus Rodriguez-Pomeda

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid - Department of Management ( email )

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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Madrid, E-28049
Spain
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