This chapter draws together the conclusions of previous chapters with respect to knowledge, truthfulness, work, ethics, and professionalism. It argues that attempts to overcome the crisis of legitimacy in accounting through more detailed regulation can be counterproductive. Instead, it proposes a reinvigoration of professional ethics as a more robust way of ensuring that accountants engage in their work responsibly, and explores how such a change might best be brought about.
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