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|Title:||Auditor industry specialization in a MENA region country: lessons learnt from PricewaterhouseCoopers – Egypt|
|Author(s):||Ahmed M. Abdel-Meguid (Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting at The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt)|
|Citation:||Ahmed M. Abdel-Meguid, "Auditor industry specialization in a MENA region country: lessons learnt from PricewaterhouseCoopers – Egypt", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, (2011)|
|Keywords:||Audit quality, Auditing efficiency, Auditor industry specialization, Auditors, Auditor's independence, Big 4 auditors, Financial reporting, Financial statement audit, Low balling of fees|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/20450621111187335 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision making. The author/s may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.|
Title – Auditor industry specialization in a MENA region country: lessons learnt from PricewaterhouseCoopers – Egypt.
Subject area – Auditing, accounting, finance, control.
Study level/applicability – Upper level undergraduate, MBA, MS accounting.
Case overview – This case takes an internal approach by exploring how PricewaterhouseCoopers – Egypt develops and applies industry specialization in an emerging market such as Egypt. The case focuses on three aspects of specialization. First, the strategic drivers behind specialization. Second, the internal processes of building industry-specific knowledge. Finally, the costs and benefits of specialization.
Expected learning outcomes –
Supplementary materials – Teaching notes.
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