Author

David Hansell

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Sinason, David H., 1952-

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Accountancy

Abstract

Purpose and Methodology: The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of groupthink and whether or not it impacts fraudulent financial reporting. This study utilizes surveys of practitioners and academics and an analysis of Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases (AAERs) to determine whether or not groupthink is a prevalent factor in fraudulent financial reporting. Findings: The findings indicate that groupthink is very prevalent in business and a contributing factor in some situations to fraudulent financial reporting.

Extent

17 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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