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Research by LIM College's Michael Londrigan on Corporate Social Responsibility and Career Decisions Featured in WWD

11/19/2012

Students would choose lower salaries to work for companies that have higher levels of Corporate Social Responsibility

Students would overwhelmingly choose lower salaries to work for companies that have better working conditions and higher levels of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) over positions paying substantially more in companies that treated potential employees in a less desirable manner and did not place a high value on CSR. In fact, more than 77% of the new graduates surveyed were willing to accept $42,000 versus $52,000 to work at companies with a high level of CSR, according to the results of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Career Decisions survey.

The results of the study of 247 fashion students in three higher education institutions offering fashion programs (in New York, Ohio and Oregon), which was developed and conducted by Michael P. Londrigan, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Fashion Merchandising Department at LIM College; Nancy Stanforth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Fashion Merchandising at Kent State University; and William Hauck, Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising at Kent State University, were published in the U.K.-based International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education.

Read about the survey results in a Nov. 19 article from Women's Wear Daily's (WWD) website.



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