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The Influence of Local Institutional Pressures on the Socialization Process of Swedish Audit Firms
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim is to identify the institutional pressures affecting audit firms in different local contexts.

Theoretical approach: We develop a model by using institutional theory, socialization theory and other relevant literature. We use this model to identify differences in the socialization process in different audit firms and different local contexts. We also identify the strength of some institutional pressures in the local context.

Empirical methodology: We conduct qualitative interviews with eight auditors working in large and small firms in three different local contexts

Conclusions: We find that the socialization process in audit firms is dependent on both the size of the audit firm and on the local context in which it is located. We also identify that mimetic pressure between firms of different sizes is stronger in a local context with low client diversity than in a local context with high client diversity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Socialization Theory, Proactive Behavior, Institutional Theory, Client Diversity
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10806OAI: diva2:638580
Educational program
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics
Available from: 2013-08-06 Created: 2013-07-31 Last updated: 2013-08-06Bibliographically approved

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