The Virtuous Accountant

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:47:00 GMT

A major new publication, The Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, published by Springer, includes a chapter by Professor Christopher Cowton, Director of FEGReG.

The virtues approach to business and management ethics has so far been missing from both general moral philosophy and business and management ethics and the Handbook seeks to address this omission. Professor Cowton’s contribution considers the virtues that might apply particularly to professional accountants as a group (albeit accountants undertake many different tasks in many different contexts). To this end he takes the IESBA (International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants) Code of Ethics as a starting point for picking out the characteristics of the virtuous accountant.

For more information, please view the handbook or the abstract.

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