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A model of management academics' intentions to influence values

Moosmayer, Dirk C.

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Dirk C. Moosmayer


Business schools face increased criticism for failing in the teaching of management studies to nurture their students’ values. Assuming that individual academics play an important role in shaping the value-related influence of business schools, I model management academics’ intentions to influence values. The suggested model encompasses academics’ economic and social values as internal variables, as well as perceived support for attempting to influence values and academic tenure as social and structural variables. A test with empirical data from 1,254 management academics worldwide reveals that perceived external support is most relevant for explaining intentions. Moreover, academics’ social values, but not their economic ones, contribute to an explanation of their intentions to influence values. The results reveal how important it is for academics to believe that their colleagues, higher education institutions, and other stakeholders support their value-related behavioral intentions.


Moosmayer, D. C. (2012). A model of management academics' intentions to influence values. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 11(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2012
Publication Date Jun 1, 2012
Deposit Date Oct 5, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 5, 2017
Journal Academy of Management Learning & Education
Print ISSN 1537-260X
Electronic ISSN 1944-9585
Publisher Academy of Management
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 2
Keywords Management education, Values in Teaching, Value socialization, Role of the teacher
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