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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
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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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Big 4
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eng
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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 US$100 billion 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. Both colourful and 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, or contemplating joining a professional services firm
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"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"--
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Ashurst Business Literature Prize, 2018.
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ANL
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Gow, Ian D
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338.761657
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Kells, Stuart
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  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Firm)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG Peat Marwick
  • Accounting firms
  • Accounting
  • International business enterprises
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adult
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the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly
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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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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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000060992823
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24 cm.
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x, 260 pages
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9781863959964
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(OCoLC)1007519708
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The big four : the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly, Ian D. Gow, Stuart Kells
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060992823
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9781863959964
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007519708

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