Delivering real-world examples of ethical issues in the workplace, BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVES & ACCOUNTANTS, 6E, equips students with the strategies needed to make the most ethical decisions possible--no matter what the situation. By integrating the latest information on ethics and governance scandals, legal liability and professional accounting & audit issues, this text highlights the most recent ethical issues faced in today's business environment. The text examines the background and nature of the new stakeholder-supports an era of corporate and professional accountability and governance, offering valuable insights into the development of sound patterns of behavior on the part of directors, executives, and accountants. More than 80 current cases and key readings provide an interesting, challenging, and practical learning experience. Intriguing real-world situations equip students with an understanding of appropriate values, ethical pitfalls, applicable codes of conduct, and sound ethical reasons where codes do not apply.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE ETHICS ENVIRONMENT.
1. Ethics Expectations.
2. Ethics & Governance Scandals
Part II: ETHICAL BEHAVIOR.
3. Philosophers' Contributions.
4. Practical Ethical Decision Making.
Part III: ETHICAL GOVERNANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY & MANAGEMENT.
5. Corporate Ethical Governance & Accountability.
6. Professional Accounting in the Public Interest, Post-Enron.
Part IV: SIGNIFICANT ETHICS ISSUES FACING BUSINESS AND THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION.
7. Managing Ethics Risks and Opportunities.
8. The Subprime Lending Fiasco.