Floyd Norris, respected chief business correspondent of The New York Times, as well as NYT blogger of Notions of High and Low Finance, pokes fun at the large audit firms in “Shhh! Don’t Name That Auditor.”
Large audit firms oppose naming the partner in charge on the audit opinion that accompanies corporate financial statements. Norris considers their stance to be ridiculous.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek publishes a very useful article, “Social Media: Why B-School Applicants Need to Keep It Clean.” Every B-school student, undergrad or MBA, should read this warning and take heed.
Roger Burritt is Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia, and is reported on by Stephen Matchett of The Australian. In “Burritt Slams Academic Accounting,” Burritt is quoted as saying, “The vast majority of accounting academics are still behind the game on research that can make a difference to practice (and) to the important problems facing the world,”
Burritt also says, “… many accounting researchers often do not bother to even try to engage, and instead spend their entire career just talking to other accounting researchers about their work through conferences and journals.”
Many of us on AECM have been saying the same things for years.
Worried about plagiarism in your classes? There’s an interesting article, “How to Avoid Plagiarism Online,” at Effective Online Teaching. It includes a link to a basic how-to YouTube video. It’s worth a look.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht