For less corporate fraud, add female executives

2.20.2015 Accounting, Article, Diversity, Ethics, Faculty News, General

The Atlantic’s Gillian B. White has written about accounting professors Ya-Wen Yang and Andrea Kelton’s research into the role gender and diversity play in ethics.

Though corporate ethics and morality have been studied at length, especially when it relates to the size of a firm, or executive compensation, the new study from researchers at Wake Forest and UNC Wilmington takes a look at a different characteristic of a company’s leadership—gender—as a means of determining how ethically a company’s higher-ups behave when it comes to paying taxes and reporting income.

Read the full story at The Atlantic.