Option #1: Understanding Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development
Please read the case study and answer the questions that follow. Case study: Public Practice—Nobody Follows the Rule: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-accounting-ethics/resources/ethics-teaching-cases/public-practice-nobody-follows-rule
Every accounting firm has its approach to ethical situations with clients and employees. Dave Gordon, FCA, Senior Partner, is to advise the incumbent auditor on the financial situation at a client. He has been noticing that many of the other partners in his firm are not following the rules with respect to transitioning to a new client.
Evaluate the case study to access the ethical reasoning using Kohlberg’s stages of moral development from Dave Gordon’s point of view. Include in your evaluation:
What should Dave suggest to his fellow partners in the firm and why?
How can Dave make a decision using Kohlberg’s stages of moral development?
Could Dave see the moral justification of others in their decision to alter or not follow the rules?
Can Dave justify the loss of business as a right decision in view of firm goals?
Your written paper should be 4-5 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.
Use terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings, including professional business language.
You need to cite at least three sources for this assignment, outside of the textbook. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find resources.
Your paper must be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA.
If you need assistance with your writing style, start with the links under the Research Help and Writing Help tabs on the CSU-Global Library’s homepage.
Review the Module 1 Critical Thinking rubric for full details on how you will be graded on this assignment.
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