Do Big-Four affilitates earn audit fee premiums in emerging markets?
Siddiqui, Javed, Zaman, Mahbub, & Khan, Arifur (2013) Do Big-Four affilitates earn audit fee premiums in emerging markets? Advances in Accounting, 29(2), pp. 332-342.
The paper investigates whether Big-Four affiliated (B4A) firms earn audit premiums in an emerging economy context, using Bangladesh as a case. The joint determination of audit and non-audit service fees is also examined using a sample of 122 companies listed in the Dhaka Stock Exchange. Our findings reveal that although the B4A firms do not generally earn a fee premiumin Bangladesh, they charge higher audit fees for clients not purchasing non-audit services. This suggests that the B4A firms may actually lower audit fees to attract non-audit services, and cross subsidizes audit fees through non-audit-services fees. The lack of a B4A premium implies that there is lack of quality audit in emerging markets. We also document that audit and non-audit service fees are jointly determined in Bangladesh. Thus, we provide evidence of joint determination of audit and non-audit service fees in an emerging economy context.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Audit fees, non-audit fees, emerging markets, Big 4 premium|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Copyright Owner:||© 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Deposited On:||11 Dec 2014 22:54|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2015 01:38|
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