Students' perceptions of academic and business dishonesty : Australian evidence

Mirshekary, Soheila, Yaftian, Ali Mohammad and Mir, Monir Zaman 2010, Students' perceptions of academic and business dishonesty : Australian evidence, Journal academic ethics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 67-84.

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Title Students' perceptions of academic and business dishonesty : Australian evidence
Author(s) Mirshekary, Soheila
Yaftian, Ali Mohammad
Mir, Monir Zaman
Journal name Journal academic ethics
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 67
End page 84
Total pages 18
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2010-03
ISSN 1570-1727
1572-8544
Keyword(s) Ethics
Regional
Metropolitan
Accounting students
Summary 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.
Notes Published online: 9 July 2010
Language eng
Field of Research 220102 Business Ethics
Socio Economic Objective 950402 Business Ethics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010 , Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031372

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