New research: Accounting students are not generally psychopaths but some slip through

New academic research says accounting students are less likely to be psychopaths who will commit fraud but surprising admissions by some suggest a reason to be wary.

Visit To James Madison University

I had the pleasure of visiting James Madison University on November 15-16 to meet with faculty in the School of Accounting, some student groups and to speak at the Beta Alpha Psi Initiation Dinner.

McKenna Visits North Carolina State University – Update With Text of Speech and Other Info

I visited North Carolina State University in mid-October at the invitation of Professor Scott Showalter, a retired KPMG partner. Here’s the speech and a few good links for professors and accounting students.

McKenna at American Accounting Association Public Interest Conference

Here’s the speech and slides I used for the AAA Public Interest Conference on April 1-2 and Top X list of possible research topics for accounting and audit academics interested in public policy.

I’ll be at the American Accounting Association Midwest Conference in Columbus, Ohio May 12-14. I’m on a panel to discuss the audit firm model and will take questions at a separate session. Hope to see you there.

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