Chapter 11 Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Accounting and Finance Research
Published: September 2016
Component type: chapter
Published in: Research Methods for Accounting and Finance
Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3090
Within this chapter, we introduce you to the notion of ethics and moral philosophy and its importance to everyday life. We begin by first considering what ethics is and why it’s important. This is then followed with examples that demonstrate questionable ethical and moral behaviour from both research and professional practice. We deliberately draw in both as the outputs of research also inform the corporate world, the activities of which affect society as a whole. Following this we introduce a selection of key moral philosophies and their application to academic and professional practice within accounting and finance. The chapter includes examples of important issues that require careful reflections and consideration when determining approaches to data gathering and ensuring professional integrity. Finally, some practical advice and the fundamental principles of good research conduct and codes of ethics are put forward.
- Audrey Paterson, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
- David Leung, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8384-3032
- William Jackson, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
For the source title:
- Audrey Paterson, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9307-5471
- David Leung, Coventry University, UK (Editor)
- William (Bill) Jackson, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8384-3032
- Robert MacIntosh, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7333-0201
- Kevin D O'Gorman, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6239-6619
Paterson, Leung & Jackson, 2016
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