Auditor and Audit Committee Independence in India
AbstractThis article reviews the regulations and governance reforms carried out in India with respect to auditor and audit committee independence. In doing so it critically compares them with the regulations existing in the US. This is followed by a discussion of the existing research on the effectiveness of audit committees and audit independence in corporate governance. Recent trends in audit committee and auditor characteristics for a sample of large listed companies in the Indian corporate sector are then discussed. The article concludes by suggesting some governance reforms that may be considered to further strengthen auditor independence and the functioning of audit committees in India. [WP-2010-020]
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Corporate governance; India; auditor independence; audit committee independence;
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- Jayati Sarkar & Subrata Sarkar, 2010. "Auditor and Audit Committee Independence in India," Governance Working Papers 23024, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- Jayati Sarkar & Subrata Sarkar, 2010. "Auditor and audit committee independence in India," Working Papers 2010-020, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.
- G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
- G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
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