Advanced

The audit expectations gap in Sweden - The effect of the media coverage on confidence in the audit profession

Svensson, Emma and Nordén, Malin (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the audit expectations gap in Sweden and the public confidence in the audit profession. We analysed if and how Svenska Dagbladet’s critical articles about the audit profession affected both the public confidence and the audit expectations gap. In order to answer our purpose, we have used qualitative research methods. Our conclusion is that no crisis of confidence exists in the Swedish audit profession, however an audit expectations gap does exist. It is desirable to enhance the public confidence and try to decrease the gap. The critical articles in Svenska Dagbladet do not seem to have affected the audit expectations gap and the public confidence.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Svensson, Emma and Nordén, Malin
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Management of enterprises, criticism, role of the auditor, confidence, Audit expectations gap, audit independence, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1982329
date added to LUP
2011-05-31
date last changed
2012-11-12 11:42:46
@misc{1982329,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to examine the audit expectations gap in Sweden and the public confidence in the audit profession. We analysed if and how Svenska Dagbladet’s critical articles about the audit profession affected both the public confidence and the audit expectations gap. In order to answer our purpose, we have used qualitative research methods. Our conclusion is that no crisis of confidence exists in the Swedish audit profession, however an audit expectations gap does exist. It is desirable to enhance the public confidence and try to decrease the gap. The critical articles in Svenska Dagbladet do not seem to have affected the audit expectations gap and the public confidence.},
  author       = {Svensson, Emma and Nordén, Malin},
  keyword      = {Management of enterprises,criticism,role of the auditor,confidence,Audit expectations gap,audit independence,Företagsledning,management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The audit expectations gap in Sweden - The effect of the media coverage on confidence in the audit profession},
  year         = {2011},
}