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Performance or Compliance?Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries$
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Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296003

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001

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The Subjects of Study: Hllkka Summa

The Subjects of Study: Hllkka Summa

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Performance or Compliance?

Hilkka Summa

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This chapter provides an overview of what is actually being done by SAIs. It compares the audit topics covered by the SAIs in Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, and France in order to understand the trends and changes in the focus of performance audit across SAIs. It also highlights the independence of choice that SAIs can exercise and discusses varying strategies that individual SAIs appear to have adopted in order to select their portfolios of study.

Keywords:   SAI, performance audit, audit topics, Great Britain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, France

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