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Audit Committee: A Summary of the Findings of Some Existing Literature

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  • Hossain, Dewan Mahboob
  • Khan, Arifur Rahman

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This paper attempts to provide a summary of findings of the fast-growing theoretical and empirical literature on audit committee mainly basing on several available articles. Particular emphasis was given on the issues like the conflicts arising from the relationship between managers and shareholders, earnings management, formation of audit committee, auditors’ independence and quality of financial reporting and their relationship with audit committee. The study also aims at exploring the key success factors in the introduction and implementation of audit committees in the corporate world.

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  • Hossain, Dewan Mahboob & Khan, Arifur Rahman, 2006. "Audit Committee: A Summary of the Findings of Some Existing Literature," MPRA Paper 55152, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:55152
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    1. DeZoort, F. Todd & Hermanson, Dana R. & Houston, Richard W., 2003. "Audit committee support for auditors: The effects of materiality justification and accounting precision," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 175-199.
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    4. Xie, Biao & Davidson, Wallace III & DaDalt, Peter J., 2003. "Earnings management and corporate governance: the role of the board and the audit committee," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 9(3), pages 295-316, June.
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    Keywords

    audit committee; corporate governance;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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