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The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification / Edition 2

The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification / Edition 2

by Michael Power


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198296034
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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

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

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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Why are individuals willing to live in an “audit society” where almost everything is checked? Perhaps they accept such monitoring because few folks would want to live under the opposite conditions, where nothing is checked. People want to know that their planes can fly, their banks won’t fail and their food is safe. Thus, auditing has become ubiquitous – but does it exist only for its own sake, or does it have intrinsic value? Does it help, hurt or control society? In this reprint of his original 1997 work, accounting lecturer Michael Power explains how auditing has come to permeate the social, political, corporate and economic worlds. His short text is often a hard, dense read, but he’ll broaden your understanding of auditing beyond the numbers in a ledger: Auditing, he teaches, underpins many facets of society and involves crucial questions of trust. getAbstract believes accountants, auditors and those who hire them will find this work particularly relevant, but those seeking deeper knowledge of professional practices and of how society works also will be intrigued.