ATTITUDES OF MASTER STUDENTS WORKING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR TOWARDS MANAGEMENT EDUCATION. DOES ECONOMICS’ THEORY MATTER?
Management Research and Practice, Volume 14, Issue 4, Dec.2022
For management education in the public sector, skills are needed in many fields. As a result, subjects such as economics and law have gained a more central position. In this study, we will investigate what attitudes students at college in Norway have to the two disciplines of management and organisational theory, and economics. We will use factor analysis and personality traits in the analysis. Students find economics almost as important as management subjects in relation to their careers, but they consider economics harder to understand and less pleasing to learn. Students’ attitudes also depend on
gender and personal characteristics.
Keywords: career, economics, management, personality traits, public sector