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The effects of time budget pressure, organizational–professional conflict, and organizational commitment on dysfunctional auditor behavior
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, ISSN 1740-8008, Vol. 12, no 2, 131-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study tests several hypotheses regarding the relationships between time budget pressure, organisational-professional conflict, organisational commitment, and various forms of dysfunctional auditor behaviour. Data were collected from a sample of experienced auditors in Sweden, and the response rate was 21.4%. The results indicate that time budget pressure has an impact on under-reporting of time (URT), but not on reduced audit quality (RAQ) acts. Simultaneously, the organisational-professional conflict in accounting firms exerts an important influence on RAQ acts, but has no effect on URT. Contrary to our expectations, organisational commitment has no impact on RAQ acts or URT. The overall results indicate that aligning accounting firms’ ethical cultures with professional values is an effective method to reduce the likelihood that auditors will commit RAQ acts, and that decreased time budget pressure may reduce URT.

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2016. Vol. 12, no 2, 131-150 p.
Keyword [en]
Dysfunctional Auditor Behaviour, OPC, Organisational Commitment, Organisational-Professional Conflict, Time Budget Pressure
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-27526DOI: 10.1504/IJAAPE.2016.075619Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84966365377OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-27526DiVA: diva2:923183
Available from: 2016-04-25 Created: 2016-04-25 Last updated: 2016-06-09Bibliographically approved

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