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October 2015

Should Audit Engagement Partners be required to Sign Reports with their Names?

PCAOB Position: Trust but verify…and then don’t trust??? The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board that sets auditing standards on a global basis has issued a new standard effective December 15, 2016, requiring that engagement partners physically sign the audit report with their names instead of the name of the... Read more →

Do Professors lie on their Resumes?

Ethics in Academe sometimes defies Explanation Do professors routinely lie on their resumes to get jobs? My gut feeling is it occurs more often than one would expect. I’ve seen it myself in recruiting a new professor who had said he had earned a Ph.D. when he had dropped out... Read more →

Why Harvard Students’ Work Ethic should be examined

New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team This was not a widely publicized event but in September, the debate team of the Bard Prison Initiative, which has 300 inmates enrolled, out-debated students from Harvard University. In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might... Read more →

Creating an Ethical Culture in Business

Good Ethics is Good for Business Every company should create a culture of ethics. If the senior leadership ignores or downplays a culture of ethics, they have created barriers to ethical behavior and opened the door to ethical dissonance, a situation where an individual’s ethics is at a higher level... Read more →

7-Eleven Wage Scandal Reflects Corporate Irresponsibility

Investigating 7-11 Wage Fraud We’ve all been in 7-Eleven stores from time to time and have noticed many of the workers are foreigners. But, have you ever thought about the working conditions they have to endure? Over the years workers have revealed the systemic wage abuse they suffer at 7-11... Read more →