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Perceptions of Auditing and the Provision of Non-Audit Services: Case Study in Libya

Sawan, N and Alzeban, A and Hamuda, K (2013) Perceptions of Auditing and the Provision of Non-Audit Services: Case Study in Libya. International Journal of Business and Management, 8 (14). ISSN 1833-3850

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Abstract

This paper examines whether non audit service are associated with audit quality. In relation to the impact of non-audit service on audit quality, the provision of NAS to audit clients was found to provide auditors with greater experience of the client’s industry and greater access to the client’s accounting system. Additionally, such an arrangement was considered to enhance audit quality, but simultaneously it was also believed that a separation of NAS from audit services was desirable since auditors are perceived to have greater credibility when the demarcation is clear. A questionnaire was used to collect data. To confirm and support the questionnaire findings semi-structured interviews were conducted the data used for this study was collected from two sources: the demand side (Libyan oil companies) and the supply side (audit firms working in Libya).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business And Management, 1505 Marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Canadian Centre of Science and Education
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 10:49
DOI or Identification number: 10.5539/ijbm.v8n14p168
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5671

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