Transforming audit technologies: business risk audit methodologies and the audit field
Robson, Keith, Humphrey, Christopher, Khalifa, Rihab and Jones, Julian. (2007) Transforming audit technologies: business risk audit methodologies and the audit field. Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol.32 (No.4-5). pp. 409-438. ISSN 0361-3682Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2006.09.002
Business Risk Audit (BRA) methodologies have been promoted by a number of the large audit firms in response, they claim, to the challenges of the information age and corporate clients' needs for assurance. This paper subjects their claim to critical scrutiny, drawing on the perspectives of neo-institutional theories of legitimacy, the sociology of professional knowledge and the sociology of science and technology. To bring into play new Business Risk Audit methodologies a number of the larger firms have sought, through their auditing practice, to renegotiate the bases of their professional identity and status within audit firms and to widen their jurisdictional claims over other areas of expertise. These moves have been accompanied by the legitimation and embedding of Business Risk Audit in revised constructions of the market for audit, in abstract academic knowledges, reforms of professional education, and professional regulations. In providing a constructivist account of Business Risk Audit technologies, we argue for a theory of audit change that recognises (i) the centrality of legitimation processes and (ii) the co-construction of audit technology and the audit field. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Accounting, Organizations and Society|
|Number of Pages:||30|
|Page Range:||pp. 409-438|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Title of Event:||HEC Meeting 2006|
|Type of Event:||Other|
|Location of Event:||Paris, France|
|Date(s) of Event:||May, 2006|
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