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Accounting Ethics Education in Turkish Public Universities

Accounting Ethics Education in Turkish Public Universities Purpose – Ethics education in accounting has become more of an issue after the Enron collapse. The aim of the study is to evaluate the importance given to accounting ethics education in business schools in Turkey and to discuss the possible problems by comparing the results with developed countries. Design/methodology/approach – For the evaluation of the ethics education in Turkey, a questionnaire was sent to all accounting departments of business schools. Findings – In this study low rates of ethics education in Turkey were found but, if an academician has received accounting ethics education, he/she is shown to be more likely to teach ethics. Originality/value – These experiences would be a good guide for Turkish academics for development of ethics education in accounting programmes of business schools. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Responsibility Journal Emerald Publishing

Accounting Ethics Education in Turkish Public Universities

Social Responsibility Journal , Volume 3 (4): 7 – Nov 1, 2007

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1747-1117
DOI
10.1108/17471110710840251
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Abstract

Purpose – Ethics education in accounting has become more of an issue after the Enron collapse. The aim of the study is to evaluate the importance given to accounting ethics education in business schools in Turkey and to discuss the possible problems by comparing the results with developed countries. Design/methodology/approach – For the evaluation of the ethics education in Turkey, a questionnaire was sent to all accounting departments of business schools. Findings – In this study low rates of ethics education in Turkey were found but, if an academician has received accounting ethics education, he/she is shown to be more likely to teach ethics. Originality/value – These experiences would be a good guide for Turkish academics for development of ethics education in accounting programmes of business schools.

Journal

Social Responsibility JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2007

Keywords: Ethics; Accounting; Education; Turkey

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