SEPT 2 - Assignment for Wednesday, September 2 Ethics;...

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Assignment for Wednesday, September 2 Ethics; Groups Scheduled Professors: Bob Read and be prepared to discuss in class and use in your ethics assignment: 1. Spiceland, pages 19 and 20. 2. Handout sheet on "Ethics." 3. “High Profile Accounting Frauds.” Available on our Blackboard site. 4. Nicolosi, excerpts from “Enron and the Crisis of Values", June 23, 2002. Available on our Blackboard site. 5. Wyatt, “Accounting Professionalism – They Just Don’t Get It!” speech given on August 4, 2003. Available on our Blackboard site. 6. Hunt, “Accountants as Gatekeepers – Adding Security and Value to the Financial Reporting System,” speech given on October 26, 2001. Available on our Blackboard site. 7. Supplement on Blackboard on: “What makes a Group Effective or Ineffective,” (Print out and read). 8. Supplement on Blackboard on: “Things about groups.” (Print out and read). For ALL of the assignments you hand in during the semester, you will need to put BOTH your Internal and your External Group numbers at the top of the page (You will get your Internal Group number in class TODAY – it is posted on the walls; you will not form external groups for two more weeks). Do the following homework problem for individual analysis and write up. Put your Internal Group number on your paper (available at the beginning of class today). It is to be handed in when Bob asks for it. It must be typed or printed off a computer. Please make sure that the copy is dark enough to easily read. 1. Analyze and write up Ethics case: "Professionalism, Accounting, and Corporate Governance." There is a Maximum of two pages ; good grammar is important. For format, refer to the handout on ethics (You will need to identify the stakeholders and discuss the seven items in the decision model for analyzing ethical situations). You will find readings 2-6, above useful for this assignment. You also may find ethicist, Michael Josephson’s website useful ( www.charactercounts.org ) Your write up must be in essay not outline format. You won't be able to do everything in your essay; you will have to be selective. The information on the “Required” section of the case and on the excerpt from Steve Mintz’s book is meant to be guides. Make your essay holistic while making sure to discuss the various issues, stakeholders, and ethical principles. Also do the following which are not due today, but are due SOON.
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