SECTION 3:

 

BACKGROUND

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF

 

†ALL THREE GROUPS

 

 

 

BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BUSINESS LEADERS, FACULTY AND STUDENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The background characteristics of each of the three groups for 2003 will be presented.† A comparison to the earlier respective demographics will also be given.† The question on ethics is presented before the demographics.† The characteristics of the business leaders, faculty and students will then be discussed.

 

Although not a demographic question, the question concerning haven taken an ethics class, its information is presented in this section.†† Table 3A reveals that business leaders were more likely to have taken the ethics course than the current college of business students.† The students were the least likely to have had such a course.

 

 

TABLE 3A.††† PERCENT IN EACH GROUP HAVING TAKEN AN ETHICS OR MORAL PHILOSOPHY COURSE
  Percent Saying Yes
Business Leaders Faculty Students
Have you ever taken an ethics or moral philosophy course? 56% 51% 36%
  (n=66) (n=266) (n=1003)
Source:††††††††††† 2003 Study of Ethics

 

 

 

DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS

 

 

BUSINESS LEADERS

 

 

As shown in Table 3B, in 2003 an overwhelming percentage of the respondents were male, 92%.† Even though Best Lists of Arizona randomly selected the sample of large companies, none of the respondentís companies employed more than 900 persons.† The average was in the 700 range.† The two states with the largest number of respondents were California and Illinois, 14% and 11%.†† Almost half of the respondents were CEOís, in the service sector and had a management and marketing background.†

 

The percentage of respondents in 1983 identifying themselves as CEOís was very close to the 2003 percentage.† No information was reported in the 1988 article about business leaders.


TABLE 3B.†††† DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE                              RESPONDING†USINESS LEADERS
  Year of the Study
Demographic Characteristics 2003 1988 1983
Gender††††††††††† :
  Male 92%    
  Females 8%    
  100% (n=63)    
 
Approximate Number of Employees
50 11%    
500 22%    
600 11%    
700 11%    
800 22%    
900 22%    
  99%† (n=9)    
 
State in which you work
Alabama 2    
CA 14    
Colorado 2    
Connecticut 2    
Florida 3    
Georgia 3    
Illinois 11    
Indiana 6    
Iowa 2    
Kentucky 2    
Louisiana 3    
MA 2    
Maryland 2    
MI 6    
Minnesota 3    
MO 2    
Nebraska 2    
New Jersey 3    
New York 5    
NC 3    
Ohio 6    
PA 5    
SC 2    
South Dakota 2    
Tennessee 2    
Texas 6    
  101% (n=66)    
 
Job Title or Position

 

TABLE 3B.†††† DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RESPONDING USINESS                          LEADERS
  Year of the Study
Demographic Characteristics 2003 1988 1983
CEO 47%   69%
President 20%    
Vice President 20%   14%
Other 14%   17%
  101% (n=64)   100% (n=119)
 
Largest General Area of Your Business
Services 44%    
Manufacturing 30%    
Agriculture/Construction 8%    
Transportation 12%    
US/Global/North America 5%    
  99% (n=61)    
 
Functional Area in Which You Have Primarily Worked?
Management 33%    
Marketing 18%    
Finance 13%    
Operations 27%    
Other 8%    
  99% (n=58)    

Source:†††††† 2003 Study of Ethics

 

 

FACULTY

 

 

In 2003, three fourths of the faculty respondents were male.† The largest responding group was faculty.†† About half were from regional universities with masters programs.† About 4 in 10 were in business administration or management.† All of the respondents in 2003 were from AACSB accredited schools.† Only 43% of the 1989 respondents were from AACSB schools.† Note that there are many missing values in this data since not all faculty received a questionnaire with the correct demographic questions on it.† In 1989, almost the same percentage of faculty responded as in 2003, 53% to 52%.

 

 

 

TABLE 3C.††† DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE                             RESPONDING FACULTY
Year of the Study
Demographic Characteristics 2003 1989
Gender
Male 75%  
Female 25%  
  100%† (n=264)  
 
Title
Dean 39% 27%
Associate Dean 9%  
Faculty 52% 53%
Chairpersons 0% 20%
  100% (n=151) 100% (n=445)
 
General Nature of their Universities
Regional U.† Undergraduate Only 9%  
Regional U. with Masters 52%  
Doctoral Granting 40%  
  100% (n=90)  
 
General Area of teaching
Accounting 11%  
Business Administration 13%  
Management 30%  
Ethics and/or Law 6%  
Management Information 6%  
Economics 11%  
Other 4%  
Finance 7  
Marketing 13%  
  100% (n=202)  
     
AACSB Accredited 100% 43%
     

Source:†††††† 2003 Study of Ethics

 

 

 

STUDENTS

 

 

In 2003, over half of the students were male compared to 49% in 1995.†† There were a lower percentage of senior students in 2003 compared to 1995, 39% to 47%.†† The vast majority in both years was college of† business majors.

 

 

 

 

TABLE 3D.††† DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE                              RESPONDING STUDENTS
  Year of the Study
Demographic Characteristics 2003 1995
Gender
Male 54% 49%
Female 46% 51%
  100% (n=1002) 100% (n=191)
 
Year in School
Freshman/Sophomore 3% 8%
Junior/Senior 48% 45%
Senior/graduate school 39% 47%
  100% (n=1009) 100% (n=191)
 
Major
College of Business 98% 90%
Other 2% 10%
  100% (n=995) 100% (n=191)
     
                                             Source:†††††† 2003 Study of Ethics