Date of Defense

Fall 12-17-2007



First Advisor

Sheldon Langsam, Accounting

Second Advisor

Jerry Kreuze, Accounting


whistleblowing, complaints


Ethics has always been crucial and is an essential ingredient in the workings of every profession. In many professions, ethics refers to well based standards of right and wrong that prescribe what these professionals ought to do in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Ethical standards are meant to be followed and should be considered as a means of providing guidance to professionals to help them make better decisions. This research paper explores ethics in whistle-blowing by employees of an organization in general and auditors in particular. It elaborates on topics such as the purpose of whistle-blowing, why and when it is done, and who is responsible for the act of whistle-blowing.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only