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Financial Crisis and Accounting Information: The Need for Corporate Social Responsibility in Accounting Profession

Monica Achim, Nicolae Sorin Borlea and Ludovica Breban

European Research Studies Journal, 2010, vol. XIII, issue 3, 39-62

Abstract: This paper wants to draw attention on several aspects regarding the causes that led to the emergence of 21st century economic crisis, pointing their implications in the balance of economic-financial mechanisms. In history, on the occasion of economic and/or financial crisis, among their causes there are mentioned causes related to managers’ irresponsible actions, managers who, together with accounting professionals, chose to alter accounting data in order to create a more appealing image on the market of the company’s financial status. We will underline the role of accounting in system of a more efficient, socially responsible corporatist governing, capable of recreating economic-financial balances and of regaining the confidence of the population in economic values, as well as the role of accounting in “faithfully” reflecting these values.

Keywords: financial crisis; corporate governance; financial statement; ethical behavior; users of financial information (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G01 G34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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