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The Auditors

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Accounting firms and auditors play a critical role in delivering transparency to capital allocation decisions involving public corporations. Although the source of financial information is the ... More


The Strategic Audit

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the concept of the strategic audit. This begins with the identification of the company's distinctive capabilities and the subsequent selection of markets that can make the ... More


The Industry

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the concept of the strategic audit. It begins with the identification of the customers’ needs and characteristics, while, by understanding the value chain, costs, returns, and ... More


The Firm

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Following the understanding of the market, the strategic audit focuses on the firm itself. Using the examples of British Airways and Benetton, this chapter illustrates how a deep understanding of the ... More


Skills Analysis for Modern Economies

Francis Green

in Skills and Skilled Work: An Economic and Social Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199642854
eISBN:
9780191808661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199642854.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines how skills analysis can be used to support evidence-based policymaking. It considers skills audits and their use in describing and projecting skills supply and skills demand, in ... More


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