Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research Vol: 12

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17 Jun 2009
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
214 pages - 156 x 234 x 12mm
Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research


"Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research" publishes high quality research encompassing all areas of accounting that incorporate theory from and contribute knowledge and understanding to the fields of applied psychology, sociology, management science, and economics. The series promotes research that investigates behavioral accounting issues. Volume 12 begins with a research study that examines the roles of organizational justice and trust in management control system. The second study explores whether qualitative information contained in annual reports contains potential fraud risk indicators. The findings suggest that deception can be detected by analyzing management's discussion and analysis and this may provide a useful method for predicting fraud. The next three studies examine ways to improve auditor decision making. The first examines whether justification and self review can mitigate the influence of client likeability when auditors make fraud judgments. The next study examines whether auditors make different decisions under principles-based accounting standards than rules-based standards. The results indicate that auditors are more conservative and less likely to allow clients to manage earnings when the authoritative guidance is principles-based. The third study, which examines auditors' decisions in a fraud examination, compares two methods of evaluating different hypothesis when multiple revisions in the decision process occur. The results indicate that certain aids designed to support the decision-making process can help auditors improve their decisions. The next study examines the use of different types of feedback and incentives to improve decision performance when using a decision aid. The results show that decision performance improves when the decision aid is designed to provide feedback to the user. The final two studies in this volume examine the expectations of accounting students. The first is a longitudinal study examining the expectations of staff auditors over the first two years of employment in a public accounting firm. The second examines expectations regarding the skills required to succeed in accounting. The research studies reported in this volume are both interesting and insightful and should prove useful in facilitating future behavioral research.
List of Contributors. The roles of organizational justice and trust in a gain-sharing control system. Early detection of fraud: Evidence from restatements. Justification and self-review: mitigating irrelevant affect in fraud judgments. Do principles- vs. rules-based standards have a differential impact on U.S. auditors' decisions?. A comparison of elicitation methods for probabilistic multiple hypothesis revision. The paradoxical effects of feedback and reward on decision performance. A longitudinal study of new staff auditors' initial expectations, experiences, and subsequent job perceptions. An examination of business student perceptions: the effect of math and communication skill apprehension on choice of major. Reviewer acknowledgments. Editorial policy and submission guidelines. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research volume 12. Copyright page.

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