My doctoral thesis enters mainstream distribution

4 Mar

Link to Amazon

Lenz, R. (2016), Insights into the effectiveness of internal audit: a multi-method and multi-perspective study, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, ISBN 978-3-659-85241-1

http://goo.gl/uw2pNz

 

This book includes five related working papers that provide valuable contributions to the understanding of internal audit (IA) and its effectiveness. Paper 1 is a literature review that uses the perspective of new institutional theory as a framework. Paper 2 is an explorative work that studies the variables that are theoretically associated with the IA function’s active role in corporate governance. Paper 3 is a conceptual essay that questions the status of IA as a profession. Paper 4 is an empirical survey that clarifies the discriminatory power of characteristics that may indicate IA effectiveness. Paper 5 is a qualitative research paper that breaks new ground in applying role theory (Kahn et al. 1964) in combination with the theory of relational coordination (Gittell 2006) to the research context of IA effectiveness. This work builds on an exhaustive literature review, provides a mix of different methods and perspectives and offers innovative and complementary insights that open the door for further research.

 

Top-Kundenrezensionen

A perfect marriage between sound academic research and totally applicable sharp end practice

Von Amazon-Kunde am 4. März 2016

This highly structured and logical work addresses some real issues of fundamental importance to organisations in general and the Internal Audit (IA) profession in particular. I doubt there is a single Board Exec. or Non-Exec. or IA professional for whom aspects of “7. Discussions” and “8. Conclusion” will not resonate, either as affirmation or as inspiration to investigate the root causes and address issues they hitherto would not realise they had.

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4 Responses to “My doctoral thesis enters mainstream distribution”

  1. drrainerlenz April 29, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    Von Amazon Kunde am 4. März 2016
    This highly structured and logical work addresses some real issues of fundamental importance to organisations in general and the Internal Audit (IA) profession in particular. I doubt there is a single Board Exec. or Non-Exec. or IA professional for whom aspects of “7. Discussions” and “8. Conclusion” will not resonate, either as affirmation or as inspiration to investigate the root causes and address issues they hitherto would not realise they had.

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    • drrainerlenz April 29, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

      Von Boelerheide am 19. April 2016
      This work is great to understand the position of the IAF in an uncertain environment and to see the value of an effective IAF for the board and other stakeholders. The author created a great and understandable story and supports both sides, practitioners and scholars with new insights and perspectives. I can use the book for concrete questions or as an overview of possible effectiveness measures. Great work!

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  2. drrainerlenz May 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    A landmark book for audit professionals!
    Von Amazon Kunde am 2. Mai 2016
    I was very impressed with Rainer’s book on Internal Audit effectiveness. Traditionally, this area is being circumvented by researchers as well as audit practitioners. The results of Rainer’s explorative work and empirical survey not only definitely contribute to clear insights in this ‘black box’, but also cater for sound improvements. A ‘must read’ for every audit professional!

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