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Since the early 1980s there has been an explosion of auditing activity in the United Kingdom and North America. Why has this happened? This book is the first systematic exploration of "audit" as a principle of social organization and control. The author critically examines the reasons, means, and consequences of this audit explosion. He raises important questions about the efficacy of audit processes and suggests that the consequences of this must be carefully evaluated.

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This book is the first systematic exploration of audit as a principle of social organization and control. The author critically examines the reasons, means, and consequences of this audit explosion. He raises important questions about the efficacy of audit processes, suggests that the consequences of this must be evaluated, and contrasts these theories and practices of Trust.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [160]-178) and index.

About the Author

Michael Power is Professor of Accounting at the London School of Economics. He is a qualified accountant himself and has undertaken audit work for one of the major accounting firms.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Preface

1. The Audit Society: General Themes

2. The Rise of Audit

3. The Audit Explosion

4. Audit and the Dialectic of Regulatory Failure

5. Audit Knowledge and the Construction of Auditees

6. Beyond Audit, Towards Trust

Notes

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198296034
Author:
Power, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Michael
Location:
Oxford, England
Subject:
Accounting - Management
Subject:
Auditing
Subject:
Accounting - Managerial
Subject:
Auditing - General
Subject:
Business; Accounting
Subject:
Business - General
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
80-40
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 figures
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.08x6.18x.65 in. .73 lbs.

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