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Ethical Leaders in Accounting

Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations

ISBN: 978-1-78052-222-7, eISBN: 978-1-78052-223-4

Publication date: 16 August 2011


This chapter examines ethical leaders in accounting. We analyze the actions of individuals broadly associated with the accounting profession who have been presented with challenging situations and evaluate their responses to difficult circumstances. Our subjects are transformational leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the public interest along with the moral motivation and character to persevere under challenging circumstances. By providing examples of leaders who have had a positive impact on the public accounting profession, both students and practicing accountants will learn how ethical leadership can make the profession stronger.


Kelly, P.T. and Earley, C.E. (2011), "Ethical Leaders in Accounting", Catanach, A.H. and Feldmann, D. (Ed.) Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations (Advances in Accounting Education, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 53-76.



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