- Promote interaction among
members of the academic and professional communities interested
in the interface of accounting with social, economic, ethical
and political consequences of corporate activity, and in
exploring the social and ethical roles and responsibilities of
the accounting profession.
- Encourage research in public
interest accounting by identifying areas in need of research,
providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings, and
providing opportunities for exposure of research results.
- Present programs which create
and expand an awareness of the professions responsibility
- Develop and promote educational
materials which foster an awareness of social and ethical issues
in accounting students.
- Encourage interdisciplinary
exchanges between accountants and members of other learned
- Participation in national
- Participation in regional
- Annual research retreat
The Public Interest Section of the American Accounting
Association was founded in 1979 to advance awareness of the social
responsibilities of the profession. The Section seeks to advance
and support: social, ethical, and public policy accounting and
reporting research; the assessment and recommendation of social
measurement and reporting standards; the development of social and
ethical curricula; and to provide assistance on public issues in
which the accountants unique expertise can be brought to
The Public Interest Section provides opportunities to:
- Stay current on the latest
developments in social and ethical accounting and other Public
- Receive the newsletter of the
Section containing information on current activities, research
and education in Public Interest areas.
- Discuss research ideas with
individuals with whom you share similar research interests.
- Participate in seminars,
retreats, workshops and programs addressing Public Interest
issues, both regionally and nationally.
- Contribute to the development
of the professional accountants sense of responsibility
with respect to the Public Interest.
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