What is it about?

The purpose of this study is to investigate Egyptian auditors’ ethical reasoning, to understand whether auditors’ ethical reasoning is influenced by audit firm size and/or auditor’s position.

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Why is it important?

This study adds to the scarce literature in developing countries that measure auditors’ ethical reasoning. The findings suggest that auditors’ ethical reasoning depends on auditor’s firm size and the position the auditor holds within the firm. These findings will aid policymakers and regulators, especially in developing countries, to avoid any potential risk regarding professional misconduct and in evaluating the adequacy of the current code of ethics.

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This page is a summary of: Auditors’ ethical reasoning in developing countries: the case of Egypt, International Journal of Ethics and Systems, September 2019, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijoes-02-2019-0041.
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