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Students’ Perceptions of Academic and Business Dishonesty: Australian Evidence

Mirshekary, S and Yaftian, Ali Mohammad and Mir, M. Z (2010) Students’ Perceptions of Academic and Business Dishonesty: Australian Evidence. Journal of Academic Ethics, 8 (1). pp. 67-84. ISSN 1570-1727 (print) 1572-8544 (online)

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Abstract

Publicly available information indicates that the collapse of the high-profile corporations during the recent past were due to the unethical actions of a number of major players, including high level managers in those corporations. These examples of the ethical misdeeds of corporate actors have influenced accounting professional bodies and academic institutions around the globe to revisit the issue of ethical training of business and accounting students—the corporate managers of tomorrow. However, little is known about the ethical perceptions of business and accounting students, and business academics are finding it challenging to develop and promote ethics-based accounting and business curricula. This study addresses the research gap. It explores the ethical perceptions of accounting and business students in two Australian universities using three paradigms, that is, whether there are differences between regional and metropolitan, male and female, older and younger accounting students with respect to their ethical perceptions. Empirical evidence provided in this study suggests that while there are no differences in ethical perceptions of the regional and metropolitan accounting and business students, female and older students are found to be more ethical compared to male and younger students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21675, ethics, regional, metropolitan, accounting students
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Accounting
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
FOR Classification > 2201 Applied Ethics
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 23:38
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 00:54
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7177
DOI: 10.1007/s10805-010-9106-z
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