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Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Christopher Hood, Oliver James, George Jones, Colin Scott, and Tony Travers

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Regulation Inside Government analyses the army of inspectors, auditors, grievance‐chasers, standard‐setters, and other bodies overseeing contemporary public organizations. On the basis ... More


The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification

Michael Power

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296034
eISBN:
9780191685187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296034.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

Since the early 1980s there has been an explosion of auditing activity in the United Kingdom and North America. In addition to financial audits there are now medical audits, technology audits, value ... More


Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides readers with reasonably concise descriptions of the state of global markets, the benefits and limitations of financial accounting and accounting/auditing standards, and the ... More


Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Performance audit is now in fashion, but has in the past been a somewhat closed world, little studied by outsiders. Now an international team of researchers has studied the work of five national ... More


Governing Audit Globally: IFAC, the New International Financial Architecture and the Auditing Profession

Christopher Humphrey and Anne Loft

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

In 1994, Anthony Hopwood wrote about the ‘very active politics’ in the emergent international arena in accounting and auditing, analyzing the institutional interfaces between the international ... More


Palliative Day Care in Practice

Julie Hearn and Kathryn Myers (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631831
eISBN:
9780191730221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Day care for people with advanced diseases is one of the most rapidly expanding components of palliative care in the UK, and is increasingly a focus of new-service development throughout the world. ... More


Audit Regulation, Audit Quality, and Audit Research in the Post-Enron Era: An Analysis of Nonaudit Services

Ralf Ewert

in The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Perspectives on Trends, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260621
eISBN:
9780191601668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260621.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Despite reservations voiced by the scientific community, the perception that combining non-audit services (NAS) and auditing for the same client may be largely responsible for recently observed ... More


Running the Ruler Over Regulation Inside Government

Christopher Hood, Colin Scott, Oliver James, George Jones, and Tony Travers

in Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Sets out the results of the quantitative assessment of regulation inside government in the UK and refers to the detailed table of budget and staffing levels contained in Appendix 2. It offers a ... More


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


Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Christopher S. Chapman, David J. Cooper, and Peter Miller (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Accounting has an ever-increasing significance in contemporary society. Indeed, some argue that its practices are fundamental to the development and functioning of modern capitalist societies. We can ... More


Behavioural Studies of the Effects of Regulation on Earnings Management and Accounting Choice *

Robert Libby and Nicholas Seybert

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter reviews recent behavioural studies of the effects of regulation on earnings management and accounting choice. It examines the impact of financial reporting, auditing, and other corporate ... More


Launching Knowledge Retention Initiatives: Principles for Action

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter provides an outline of how to start implementing knowledge retention programs. It illustrates the uses of a risk assessment or a knowledge audit, as well as an attrition profile and ... More


 Why and How Audited Financial Accounting Statements Are Useful

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Investors, creditors, government officials, and others require information to evaluate companies’ economic position, performance, and prospects. This chapter examines the usefulness of financial ... More


Quality in Health Care

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Quality in the delivery of health care has both a quantitative (measurable) and a qualitative (assessable) aspect. The meeting of targets is only one aspect of quality delivery. Other aspects include ... More


Overview: Christopher Pollitt

Christopher Pollitt

in Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the performance audit of SAIs in Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, and France. It summarizes the answers to the questions in ... More


Audit, Trust, and Risk

Michael Power

in The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296034
eISBN:
9780191685187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296034.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

This chapter examines some of the more general implications of a society which is increasingly committed to observing itself through various kinds of auditing practice. It specifically describes the ... More


Auditing Regulatory Reform

Ed Humpherson

in The Regulatory State: Constitutional Implications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593170
eISBN:
9780191595660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593170.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers a major phenomenon in the regulatory state, which is all too easily glossed over — the role of ‘bureaucratic regulation’ of public bodies by other public bodies. A prime ... More


Postmaterialist forces and political triggers

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This conclusionary chapter explores the implications of the Postmaterialist Trigger Thesis (PTT) of bill of rights institutionalization beyond the four Westminster democracies from whose experience ... More


Data Acquisition and Management

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Proper management of research conduct is essential to achieving reliable results and maintaining the quality, objectivity, and integrity of research data. The different steps of research should be ... More


The Audit Explosion

Michael Power

in The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296034
eISBN:
9780191685187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296034.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the audit explosion in the UK. It also addresses a model of the demand for auditing. Audit is an idea as much as it is a concrete technical practice and there is no communal ... More


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