Corporate Social Responsibility Reputation Effects on MBA Job Choice: Controlling for Region of Origin
Conference Proceeding Article
In a preliminary study with 279 MBA’s from two European and three North American business schools we find that reputation-related attributes of caring about employees, environmental sustainability, community/stakeholder relations, and ethical products and services are important in job choice decisions. We use an adaptive conjoint analysis survey tool to discover the relative weighting of a new set of social responsibility job search criteria, including these attributes with traditional job search criteria like financial package, geographical location, etc. In addition, our results show that more than ninety percent of the MBAs in the sample were willing to forgo financial benefits in order to work for an organization with a better reputation for corporate social responsibility and ethics. We find similar results when controlling for region of origin of the respondents.
Job choice, corporate social responsibility
Business | Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Innovating for Sustainability: 11th International Conference on the Greening of Industry, San Francisco, 12-15 October 2003
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MONTGOMERY, David B. and Ramus, Catherine A..
Corporate Social Responsibility Reputation Effects on MBA Job Choice: Controlling for Region of Origin. (2003). Innovating for Sustainability: 11th International Conference on the Greening of Industry, San Francisco, 12-15 October 2003. 1-24. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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