The impact of accounting information on ethical behavior has been extensively documented. Additionally, agency theory is a widely accepted behavioral perspective. Despite this, there is an absence of instructional material in the accounting education literature that ties ethical issues to an agency‐theory context. The primary objective of this case is to highlight control system ethical issues using an agency‐theory context. Students explore their own reactions to a prohibited but unmonitored cost allocation action. Thus, this case is positioned to fill this void in any accounting course that covers agency theory or management control systems.
Project Earnings Manipulation: An Ethics Case Based on Agency Theory
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Jeffrey R. Cohen, Laurie W. Pant, David J. Sharp; Project Earnings Manipulation: An Ethics Case Based on Agency Theory. Issues in Accounting Education 1 February 2000; 15 (1): 89–103. doi: https://doi.org/10.2308/iace.2000.15.1.89
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