The Big Four and the Development of the Accounting Profession in China.
By: Gillis, Paul.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought: Publisher: Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014Description: 1 online resource (362 p.).ISBN: 9781783504862.Subject(s): Accounting -- China | Auditing -- China | Finance -- ChinaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Big Four and the Development of the Accounting Profession in ChinaDDC classification: 657 | 657.0951 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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FRONT COVER; THE BIG FOUR AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION IN CHINA; COPYRIGHT PAGE; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; LIST OF TABLES; 1. INTRODUCTION; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. The Purpose and Significance of this Book; 1.3. The Research Question; 1.4. Overview of Methodology; 1.5. Limitations and Delimitations; 1.6. Organization of the Book; 2. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS; 2.1. Historical Critical Accounting Research; 2.2. Alternative Theoretical Foundations for Historical Accounting Research; 3. THE BIG FOUR; 3.1. The Big Four; 3.2. Globalization of the Big Four
3.3. The Big Four in Emerging Markets3.4. Law Firms; 4. BUILDING FOUNDATIONS; 4.1. Accounting Practices in Early China; 4.2. War and Revolution; 4.3. China Opens to the World; 4.4. Tiananmen Square; 5. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND CAPITAL MARKETS AS HEGEMONIC PROJECTS; 5.1. Foreign Direct Investment; 5.2. Joint Venture Accounting Firms; 5.3. Development of Capital Markets; 5.4. Accounting Frauds and Scandals; 5.5. Securities Regulation; 6. MAINTAINING HEGEMONY; 6.1. The People Dimension; 6.2. Member Firms in China; 6.3. China and the World Trade Organization
6.4. Competition Between the Big Four6.5. Structure of the Accounting Market in China; 7. COUNTER-HEGEMONY; 7.1. Accounting and Auditing Standards; 7.2. Licensing of Certified Public Accountants; 7.3. Local Firm Reforms; 7.4. Audit Rotation; 7.5. Mainland Chinese Firms and the H-Share Market; 8. ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSIONS; 8.1. How the Big Four Came to Dominate Accounting Markets in China; 8.2. Why the Big Four Came to Dominate Accounting Markets in China; 8.3. How Have Indigenous Firms Tried to Break the Dominance of the Big Four?; 9. IMPLICATIONS AND TOPICS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
9.1. What the Big Four Needs to Do9.2. What Local Firms Need to Do; 9.3. What Regulators Need to Do; 9.4. Further Research Topics; REFERENCES; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; INDEX
This volume provides a history of the domination of the Big Four in the Chinese accounting industry, explaining why China was unable to keep the market for its own accounting firms. The book details how easy access to U.S. capital markets led to major accounting scandals, and a clash between U.S. and Chinese regulators.
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