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Audit effort and fees under concentrated client ownership: Evidence from four international audit firms

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  • Niemi, Lasse
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal The International Journal of Accounting.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 303-323

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    1. Chiraz Ben Ali & Cédric Lesage, 2014. "Auditor choice, audit fees and principalprincipal Conflict," Working Papers 2014-417, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
    2. Azhaar Lajmi & Marjène Gana, 2011. "Structure de Propriété et Qualité de l'Audit Externe : Cas des Entreprises Belges Cotées," Post-Print hal-00650542, HAL.
    3. Lobna Loukil, 2010. "Conséquences De L'Adoption Des Normes Internationales «Ifrs» Sur Le Coût D'Audit Financier," Post-Print hal-00481517, HAL.
    4. Lesage, Cédric & Ben Ali, Chiraz, 2011. "ownership concentration and audit fees: do auditors matter most when investors are protected least ?," Les Cahiers de Recherche 951, HEC Paris.
    5. Vieru, Markku & Schadewitz, Hannu, 2010. "Impact of IFRS transition on audit and non-audit fees: evidence from small and medium-sized listed companies in Finland," MPRA Paper 44664, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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