Research Database

Issues in Accounting

A 5 page overview of three areas of particular issue in Accounting: 1. Loosely defined and/or understood ethics and procedures, 2. a resulting increase in accounting fraud, and an overall 3. decreased sensitivity of the accounting profession to public concern. Discusses the importance of incorporating ethics and communications coursework in training programs and also discusses the importance of internal perusal of accounting procedures as a deterrent to fraud. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Mining Dissertation Literature Reviews

A 3 page paper. Mining is the act of reviewing a literature review and noting authors and topics they write about. This has been accomplished with the following two dissertations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Theoretical Framework

A 5 page paper that begins with a specific dissertation’s research question and problem statement. The essay discusses the theoretical framework for a research study and applies it to this particular dissertation. The essay also includes a syllogism and comments on a dissertation rubric. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Community College Prospectus

A 12 page paper, which is a dissertation prospectus. The topic is sustainability. The paper includes an introduction, problem statement significance of the study, problem statement, research questions, literature review, and method. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Four Dissertation Topics For International Finance And Accounting

8 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses NAFTA, Thai baht collapse, Canadian bank merger and reinsurance as potential topics for dissertation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Accounting for Hedging at Kraft

This 3 page paper examines the way that the international firm Kraft uses hedging and how it is dealt with in their annual accounts, considering the relevant accounting standards and the impact of the accounting method on the results in the annual accounts. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Continuing Value of Traditional Accounting Methods

An 11 page paper discussing the value of financial statements prepared according to traditional methods and accounting convention. Some have questioned whether traditional approaches to accounting convention can continue to serve the needs of organizations and investors in providing "relevant and reliable information for stewardship and decision making purposes." This is the topic of this paper, which concludes that traditional accounting methods still are relevant in today's business environment. The paper also discusses Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley and the responsibility of senior management. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Texas Accounting Code of Ethics

5 pages. This paper answers some questions regarding the accounting standards and ethics that must be adhered to within the State of Texas. Ethics plays a huge role in the procedure of any accounting system and it is the same within the State of Texas. This paper will include topics such as code violations, the accounting work product, and accountant/client privilege. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Four Dissertation Proposals

This 16 page paper outlines four potential dissertations that concern accounting issues between the UK and one or more Arabic nations. The proposals have an outline question, consideration of the theoretical basis, a short literature review and a suggested schedule. The subjects are; 1. Environmental accounting in two different areas, 2. Accounting and terrorism, 3. The impact of international accounting standards on two different regions and 4. The impact of trade organisations and cartels on profits. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

Benefits Of Attending Professional Conventions

A 4 page paper that discusses the benefits of attending a professional psychological convention or conference. The ABCT (Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies) is used as an example. The paper concludes with comments regarding a dissertation topic, training parents of autistic children in ABA. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Effect of Rousseaeau's Sexual Equality in our society.

A 21 paper on Topic: The Effect of Rousseaeau's Sexual Equality in our society. This includes a A DISSERTATION ON THE ORIGIN AND FOUNDATION OF THE INEQUALITY OF MANKIND.

Dissertation Conclusion

An 8 page conclusion to a student-provided dissertation examining social and financial conditions in the Baltic region of Europe as the countries of the region stand poised for market-based growth and accession to the European Union. The dissertation focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and how it operates; the conclusion cautions against viewing the IMF as a financial savior. No sources listed.

Dissertation Introduction

A 3 page introduction to a student-provided dissertation examining social and financial conditions in the Baltic region of Europe as the countries of the region stand poised for market-based growth and accession to the European Union. The dissertation focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and how it operates; the conclusion cautions against viewing the IMF as a financial savior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Reward Management; A Dissertation Proposal

This 22 page paper is a proposal for a dissertation looking at reward management and how this should be undertaken. Included in the proposal are a literary search on motivation theory and the role of profit related pay as well as an outline for further research to complete a dissertation and a discussion on how it will be analysed. The bibliography cites 24 sources.

Forecasting at Sheaffer

A Dissertation Proposal This 5 page paper is a proposal for a dissertation where there is an hypothesis that Sheaffer would have had lower costs and better customer services had the forecasting methods been better with higher quality input information. The writer outlines how this may be investigated, with the aims and methods outlined and a brief literature review conducted. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Accounting for Equity Investment Securities

5 pages. This research paper is an informational tool on the topic of accounting for equity investment securities held as assets with emphasis on recognition, decognition and holding of the securities. These will be described in detail regarding the accounting for equity investment securities before the existence of SFAS 115. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING: A DISCUSSION

This 10-page paper focuses on a tutorial covering strategic accounting practices of the global economy. Topics include important issues in the area of international accounting as introduced by experts such as Michael Porter, Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Kogut and Sumantra Ghoshal. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

V. Daniel Hunt's "Cost Accounting"

A 5 page paper that discusses the topic of Hunt's book. This paper provides an overview of basic cost accounting structures and considers the importance of cost accounting as it relates to corporate decision-making processes.

VAMPIRISM

This 7 page paper discusses the extent to which vampires do exist. Primary sources from those who were witness to accounts in the 1700's as well as detailed accounts from the diaries of Calmet(Friar who chronicled vampires). Metaphysical discussion about the topic included as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Enron, WorldCom And Others

A 8 page paper that addresses different topics beginning with the fraudulent accounting tactics of Enron and WorldCom. The writer also comments on United Airline's bankruptcy and how United has used this to their advantage. The writer also comments on: would it be better for United Airlines to liquidate, whether bankruptcy laws favor companies or individuals and suggestions for accountants in terms of detecting fraudulent financial accounting practices. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Accounting Standards and Standard Setting

In The UK the accounting standard setting process in the UK has altered significantly since 1969 when the Accounting standards committee (ASC) was set up and later superseded by the Accounting Standards board (ASB). The ASB are now moving towards issuing Accounting Standards which comply with international standards, issued by the international Accounting Standards board. This 9 page paper examines who this has occurred, the pressures for change and the advantages and disadvantages of moving towards international accounting standards. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Fair Value Accounting and the Financial Crisis

This 14 page paper discusses the influence that fair value accounting (FVA) may have had in the financial crisis which started in 2008. The concept of fair value accounting is assessed, with an examination of the criticisms which have emerged, apportioning some blame for the crisis on this accounting technique. The potential of alternate methods of accounting are also assessed. The paper then presents an examination of two Australian companies examining the way they value assets in order to assess the concerns associated with FVA. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Careers As Accountants

A 6 page essay that explores several aspects of accounting and auditing as careers. Included is information pertaining to: education and training needed; types of accounting fields; job responsibilities; job outlook; and average salaries. Bibliography lists 4 source.

Comparing Histories of the American Revolution

A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts two accounts of the American Revolution-- The American People: Crating a Nation and a Society edited by Gary Nash and Julie Roy Jeffrey and A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The writer discusses how both of these accounts endeavor to present a more accurate picture of the Revolution then has been typical of traditional scholarship. No additional sources cited.

AN EXAMINATION OF MANAGERIAL (COST) ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN THE U.S.

This 10-page paper examines the process of cost accounting (also known as managerial accounting) in the U.S. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

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