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.
Social Responsibility Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: Nov 1, 2007
Keywords: Ethics; Accounting; Education; Turkey