Onyebuchi, Vincent. "Ethics In Accounting." International Journal of Business and Social Science. 2.10 (2011): n. page. Web. 6 Apr. 2013. .
Purpose of Reading: My purpose of reading was to find out more about what comes into play in the accounting world ethics wise. I wondered if they used moral principles or if accountants are more strictly business without thinking ethically.
Title: Ethics In Accounting
Author: Vincent N Onyebuchi
Qualified Because: He has written for the International Journal of Business and Social Science. He also has written other scholarly journal ...view middle of the document...
He gives the example of the Enron and how they did not act ethically by stealing all of that money.
Draw On Previous Research From: He cites other sources in his work but he does not have a list of his works cited at the end so I am not sure where he got his previous work from.
Previous Research Covers: The author previously researched a good bit about ethical behavior giving definitions and how it is basked on moral principles and such. He also must have researched about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He did some research with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to find out their most recent code of conducts. He also did research about the importance of ethics training and ethics comes into play, percentage wise, for companies.
Author Shapes Argument On: The author based his argument on the lack of importance in accounting and proves it with the major ethical dilemma of Enron. He uses the Enron example to show how lack of ethics can ruin a business. This strengthens his argument of why ethics need to be more important.
Audience for Argument: I believe the intended audience is the bosses of accounting firms in the world today who want a successful business.
Scholars Names in Article: The scholars in this article only show up once per scholar but some names are Greengard, McCarthy, and Wheelwright.