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Values, gender, and environmental responsibility: A study of future managers

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posted on 21.09.2020, 00:00 by Asit BhattacharyyaAsit Bhattacharyya, ML Rahman
This study examines the role of gender in determining personal value priorities and environmental attitudes of future manager in developing social context. While previous studies focus on developed markets and only on personal values of individuals, we focus on gender effect on personal values and pro-environmental attitudes of MBA students of an emerging economy. This study is on India since India is characterised as a male-dominated society and a producer of larger number of MBA graduates. Overall, our results shows that personal values and attitude towards environmental responsibility do not vary significantly based on the participants’ gender difference. However, work experience of male MBA students has a significant negative impact on attitudes towards environmental responsibility. Our findings can be used to operationalize the pro-environmental recruitment policy of organisations. The result will also be handy to formulate strategies to improve female participation in MBA cohorts of business schools. Keywords: Values, gender, environmental attitudes, MBA students

History

Volume

29

Issue

6

Start Page

2514

End Page

2527

Number of Pages

14

eISSN

1099-0836

ISSN

0964-4733

Publisher

Wiley

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

19/04/2020

External Author Affiliations

University of Newcastle

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Business Strategy and the Environment