Do Business Students Make Good Citizens?
AbstractBusiness students are often portrayed as behaving too egoistically. The critics call for more social responsibility and good citizenship behavior by business students. We present evidence of pro-social behavior of business students. With a large panel data set for real-life behavior at the University of Zurich, two specific hypotheses are tested: do selfish students select into business studies or does the training in business studies negatively indoctrinate students? The evidence points to a selection effect. Business education does not seem to change the citizenship behavior of business students.
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Volume (Year): 11 (2004)
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- A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
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