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Accountants' TruthKnowledge and Ethics in the Financial World$
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Matthew Gill

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199547142

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.001.0001

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Conclusion

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(p.134) 8 Conclusion
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Accountants' Truth
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Matthew Gill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.003.0008

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.

Keywords:   knowledge, truthfulness, work, ethics, professionalism, professional ethics, trust, responsibility, reputation, regulation

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