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Evidencia empírica sobre el efecto de la duración del contrato en la calidad de la auditoría: análisis de las medidas de retención y rotación obligatoria de auditores

  • Emiliano Ruiz Barbadillo

    (Universidad de Cádiz)

  • Nieves Gómez Aguilar

    (Universidad de Cádiz)

  • Nieves Carrera Pena

    (Instituto de Empresa)

Aunque la duración del contrato de auditoría ha atraído recientemente gran atención en la literatura, sobre todo, por sus posibles efectos sobre la calidad de la auditoría, la investigación no ha aportado hasta el momento una respuesta concluyente sobre esta cuestión. Este trabajo analiza la relación entre la calidad de la auditoría (subrogada por la probabilidad de una empresa de recibir informes cualificados por gestión continuada) y la duración del contrato. Nuestros resultados muestran que la duración del contrato no disminuye la calidad de la auditoría, por lo que como principal implicación para la regulación de la calidad surge la desestimación de la rotación obligatoria de auditoría.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 283-316

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