An Empirical Investigation of the Ethical Perceptions of Future Managers with a Special Emphasis on Gender – Turkish Case


ATAKAN M. G. S. , BURNAZ H. Ş. , TOPCU Y. İ.

Journal of Business Ethics, vol.82, no.3, pp.573-586, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10551-007-9577-z
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Business Ethics
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-586

Abstract

This study presents an empirical investigation of the ethical perceptions of the future managers - Turkish university students majoring in the Business Administration and Industrial Engineering departments of selected public and private Turkish universities - with a special emphasis on gender. The perceptions of the university students pertaining to the business world, the behaviors of employees, and the factors leading to unethical behavior are analyzed. The statistically significant differences reveal that female students have more ethical perceptions about the Turkish business climate, behavior of employees, and the ethicalness of the behavior of the employees in comparison with their male counterparts.