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Corporate Governance and Ethics Education: Viewpoints from Accounting Academicians and Practitioners

Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations

ISBN: 978-1-78052-756-7, eISBN: 978-1-78052-757-4

ISSN: 1085-4622

Publication date: 9 August 2012

Abstract

This study examines corporate governance and ethics (CGE) education by conducting a survey of academicians and practitioners in the United States. Results indicate that the demand for, and interest in, CGE continues to increase. More universities are planning to provide CGE education and many CGE topics are considered important for integration into the curriculum, although the degree of importance varies between academicians and practitioners. The two prevailing methods of CGE education integration are offering a stand-alone course in CGE or infusion of CGE topics into accounting courses. Results pertaining to the importance, delivery, and topical content of CGE education may be useful to universities that are, or are considering, integrating CGE into their curricula or redesigning their CGE courses. The CGE educational issues addressed in this study should help business schools design curricula to prepare students for the challenges awaiting them in the area of CGE.

Citation

Rezaee, Z., Szendi, J., Elmore, R.E. and Zhang, R. (2012), "Corporate Governance and Ethics Education: Viewpoints from Accounting Academicians and Practitioners", Feldmann, D. and Rupert, T.J. (Ed.) Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations (Advances in Accounting Education, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 127-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1085-4622(2012)0000013011

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