This series aims to provide a forum for discourse among and between academic and practicing accountants on issues of significance to the future of the discipline. Emphasis is placed on original commentary, critical analysis and creative research that would substantively advance our understanding of financial markets and behavioral phenomenon relevant to real world choices. Technology and global competition have brought tremendous changes over the last two decades of the 20th century. A wide array of unsolved questions continues to plague a profession under fire in the aftermath of the Enron bankruptcy. Questions about adequacy of financial accounting and auditing standards, procedures and practices abound today. This volume of Advances in Accounting includes articles that address the predictability of corporate earnings, and recently challenged practices in financial reporting. It also addresses unethical auditor practices and the ex-post review of auditor decisions, and evaluation of corporate chief executives' performance. Other articles address important corporate budgetary issues, tax services and accounting education.
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