Manchester, United Kingdom – October, 31st / November 1st 2001

Friday, October 31st:

09:00 a.m.


Symposium Registration at Chancellors Conference Centre




10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Plenary Session: Welcome and opening of the Symposium






IAASB ? Towards Global Acceptance

Dietz Mertin, Chairman International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board




11:00 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m


Tea/coffee break




11:30 a.m. ? 12:50 p.m.


Parallel sessions




Session 1:


Independence ? Rotation of Auditor Appointments






Chair: Annette G. K?hler






A Survey of the Impact of Mandatory Rotation Rule on Audit Quality and Audit Pricing in Italy

Mara Cameran, Massimo Livatino, Nicola Pecciari and Alfredo Vigano (Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi)

Discussant: Kim Jeppesen






A Policy that was Never Applied: The Intriguing Case of Mandatory Auditor Rotation in Spain

Nieves G?mez-Aguilar, Emiliano Ruiz-Barbadillo (University of Cadiz), Nieves Carrera and Christopher Humphrey (University of Manchester)

Discussant: Annette G. K?hler




Session 2:


Audit Market I






Chair: Roger Meuwissen






The Impact of Deregulation of Audit Markets on Audit Fees

David Hay (University of Auckland) and Robert Knechel (University of Florida)

Discussant: Roger Meuwissen






Stakeholders and Auditor?s Industry Specialization

Ilias Basioudis and Jimmy Dharmadji (University of Aston)

Discussant: Claus Holm




Session 3:


PhD Research






Chair and discussant: Anne Loft






From Inspection to Auditing: The Transformation of Financial Control in Post-Soviet Russia

Andrea Mennicken (London School of Economics)






The Business Risk Audit ? A Longitudinal Case Study of an Audit Engagement

Emer Curtis (National University  of Ireland, Galway)




12:50 p.m. ? 02:00 p.m.






02:00 p.m. ? 03:00 p.m.


Plenary Session






Challenges for a National Standards Setter ? Internationalization and Ethical Standards

Richard Fleck, Chairman Auditing Practices Board




03:30 p.m. ? 05:30 p.m.


Parallel Sessions




Session 4:


Independence and Quality Control






Chair: Reiner Quick






The Independence of the Greek Certified Auditor-Accountant: Some Empirical Evidence

Panayiotis Tahinakis (University of Macedonia, Greece)

Discussant: Nieves Carrera






Peer Review in Germany: A Critical Analysis of the Perspective after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Gernot Keller (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Discussant: Pelham Gore






Quality Assurance as Venetian Blinds: External Quality Control in the Swedish Auditing Business

Karin Jonnergard (Vaxjo University)

Discussant: Reiner Quick




Session 5:


Audit Market II






Chair: Marleen Willekens






Audit Quality and Post-Earnings Announcement Drift

Andrew Ferguson (University of New South Wales) and Zoltan Matolcsy (University of Technology, Sydney)

Discussant: Heidi Vander Bauwhede






Auditor Quality and Auditor Choice: Empirical Evidence from a Small Client Market

Robert Knechel (University of Florida), Lasse Niemi (Helsinki School of Economics) and Stefan Sundgren (Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Vasa)

Discussant: Peter Moizer






The Determinants of the UK Big Six Premium

Kevin McMeeking (University of Exeter), Peter Pope and Ken Peasnell (University of Lancaster)

Discussant: Kai-Uwe Marten




03:30 p.m. ? 05:30 p.m.


Parallel sessions




Session 6:


Auditing Contexts and Perspectives I






Chair: Philip Wallage






The Audit Process from a Client Perspective

Niclas Hellmann (Stockholm School of Economics)

Discussant: Mahbub Zaman






An Empirical Analysis of the Spanish Stock Market Reaction to the Arthur Andersen?s Fraud

Cristina de Fuentes Barbera and Maria Consuelo Pucheta Martinez (Universidad de Valencia)

Discussant: Allen Craswell






Continuous On Line Auditing: Practical Experiences

Kevin Handscombe (KPMG, Advisory Support and Innovation)

Discussant: Stuart Turley




05:30 p.m.:


End of first day?s proceedings




07:00 p.m.:


Symposium Dinner at Manchester City Art Gallery


Saturday, 1st November:

09:00 a.m. ? 11:00 a.m.


Parallel sessions




Session 7:


Audit Reporting






Chair: Aasmund Eilifsen






Audit Reports on Financial Statements Prepared According to IASB Standards: Empirical Evidence from the EU

Maria Antonia Garcia-Benau and Ann Zorio (Universidad de Valencia)

Discussant: Aasmund Eilifsen






Loan Bankers? Decisions and Sensitivity to the Audit Report, using the Belief Revision Model

Andreas Guiral Contreras and Jose Gonzalo Angulo (Universidad de Alcala)

Discussant: Robert Knechel






Financial and Non-Financial Factors on Auditors? Going Concern Opinion: Evidence in Malaysia

Takiah Iskandar (Universiti Kenbangsaan Malaysia) and Zuraidah Rahman (Bank Negara Malaysia)

Discussant: Marleen Willekens




Session 8:


Auditing and Governance






Chair: Kai-Uwe Marten






Voluntary Audit Committee Formation & Practices among Belgian Listed Companies

Marleen Willekens, Heidi Vander Bauwhede and Ann Gaeremynck (Catholic University, Leuven)

Discussant: Mahbub Zaman






Are Big 4 Auditors Conservative Only in the United States

Jere Francis and Dechun Wang (University of Missouri)

Discussant: Hansrudi Lenz






Audit Fees and Director Indemnity Insurance: A Research Note

Ferdinand Gul, Stephen Lyn (City University of Hong Kong) and Elewichi Okike (University of Sunderland)

Discussant: Ann Vanstraelen




Session 9:


Auditing Contexts and Perspectives II






Chair: Bent Warming-Rasmussen






The Division of Expert Labour on the European Audit Market: The Case of Germany

Lisa Evans (University of Edinburgh) and Kersten Honold (University of St Gallen/Ernst and Young)

Discussant: Reiner Quick






From Compliance to Communication: Perspectives on the Changing Role of Internal Audit

Michael Page (University of Portsmouth) and Laura Spira (Oxford Brookes University)

Discussant: Chris Humphrey






A Study of Tax Originated Contingencies in the Spanish Audit Reports

Pablo Arenas del Buey Torres (Universidad de Jaen)

Discussant: Lasse Niemi




11 :00 a.m. ? 11 :30 a.m.


Tea/coffee break




11:30 a.m. ? 12:45 p.m.:


Plenary Session: Auditing Research, Practice and Policy Making






How published academic research can inform policy decisions: The case of mandatory rotation of audit appointments

Peter Moizer (University of Leeds)






Panel discussion on research and practice

Allen Craswell, Aasmund Eilifsen, Peter Moizer




12:45 p.m. ? 01:00 p.m.


Award of Prize for Best Manuscript

Closing comments




01:00 p.m.


Lunch and close of the Symposium


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Conference Venue Manchester


Dietz Mertin, IAASB Chairman


Stuart Turley, Dietz Mertin, Chris Humphrey


Winners of Award for Best Manuscript:
Marleen Willekens and Heidi Vander Bauwhede