Accounting Ethics

Edited by J. Edward Ketz

© 2004 – Routledge

1,600 pages

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Hardback: 9780415350785
pub: 2005-12-14
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About the Book

For years accounting ethics has been viewed as an unimportant adjunct of academic and professional accounting. However, the economic scandals of the early twenty-first century have dramatically nullified this characterisation, with the ruination of investors in Enron, WorldCom, Waste Management, Aldelphia, Tyco and scores of other business concerns raising questions about the adequacy and relevance of academic research into accounting ethics, as well as the ethical nature of professional parties.

Presenting important papers that reassess these theories, research studies and professional practices in the field of accounting ethics, this collection scrutinizes the body of knowledge that did not protect the investing public, and examines the current crisis in the creditability of financial reports.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Part 1. Principles and Responsibilities Part 2. Code of Professional Conduct Part 3. Accounting and Regulating Matters Volume 2: Part 1. Some Basic Notions about Accounting Ethics Part 2. Ethical Theories Part 3. Economics and Accounting Ethics Part 4. Education of Accounting Ethics Volume 3: Part 1. Independence Issues Part 2. Ethical Reasoning by CPAs Part 3. International Comparisons Part 4. Ethics and Accounting Education Volume 4: Part 1. Historical Crises and Early Warning Signals Part 2. Enron and its Aftermath Part 3. Where Do We Go From Here?

About the Series

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Global Business is changing at an ever-faster rate. This has been paralleled by an unprecedented growth of activity at undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Covering the key disciplines within business and management studies, this series makes available collections of the most important literature within the field. Each set has a strong international focus and is supplemented with a substantial introduction and thorough index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS001000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / General
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
REF000000
REFERENCE / General