The Ambiguous Identity of Auditing

Tobias Høygaard Lindeberg

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the identity of auditing by comparing performance auditing to financial auditing and programme evaluation. Based on an analysis of textbooks, it is concluded that these evaluative practices are situated on a continuum. This implies that studies that rely on ‘audit’ as a label to attribute identity to a distinct evaluative practice become insensitive to issues concerning the relevance of their results to evaluative practices in general and their relation to specific characteristic of certain evaluative practices
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftFinancial Accountability and Management
    Vol/bind23
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)337-350
    Antal sider14
    ISSN0267-4424
    StatusUdgivet - 2007

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