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The Resource The big four : the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly, Ian D. Gow, Stuart Kells

The big four : the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly, Ian D. Gow, Stuart Kells

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The big four : the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly
Title
The big four
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the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly
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Ian D. Gow, Stuart Kells
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eng
Summary
  • "With staffs that are collectively larger than the Russian army, the Big Four accounting firms are a keystone in global finance --but do they really provide stability and safety? Leading scholar Ian Gow and award-winning writer (and former KPMG director)Stuart Kells warn that a house of cards may be about to fall. Across the globe, the so-called Big Four accounting and audit firms - Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - are massively influential. Together, they earn more than $100billion annually and employ almost one million people. In many profound ways, they have changed how we work, how we manage, how we invest and how we are governed. Stretching back centuries, their history is a fascinating story of wealth, power and luck. But today, the Big Four face an uncertain future - thanks to their push into China; their vulnerability to digital disruption and competition; and the hazards of providing traditional services in a new era of transparency. Surprisingly colorful and unquestionably authoritative, this account of the past, present and likely future of the Big Four is essential reading for anyone perplexed or fascinated by professional services, working in the industry, contemplating joining a professional services firm, or simply curious about the fate of the global economy"--
  • "With staffs that are collectively larger than the Russian army, the big four accounting firms are a keystone in global finance and corporate governance--but do they really provide stability and safety? Kells and Gows explore the history and troubled future of these firms to warn that a house of cards may about to be toppled"--
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Gow, Ian D
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338.7/61657
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Kells, Stuart
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  • Accounting firms
  • Corporate governance
  • Accounting
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / General
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The big four : the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly, Ian D. Gow, Stuart Kells
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-251) and index
Control code
BK0021953138
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9781523098019
Lccn
2018019440
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The big four : the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly, Ian D. Gow, Stuart Kells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-251) and index
Control code
BK0021953138
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9781523098019
Lccn
2018019440

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