CHAPTER 5

Embedding Ethics and Social Responsibility in Management Accounting Courses

Jan Bell

Babson College

Cathleen S. Burns

University of Colorado Boulder

Donna R. Sockell

SB Educational Consultants LLC

Often tasked to produce and report data for business decision making, management accountants may overlook the critical contributions they make to organizational strategy and what impact businesses have on society. As an important source of data for organizational decision making, management accountants’ choices of what information to gather and report, or not to, shape the basis for business decision making. Stated more authoritatively, as March and Simon (1958) observed 55 years ago in the seminal work Organizations, members of organizations ...

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