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Describes how there has been growing concern in recent years regarding environmental protection and conservation in the field of tourism, and how, within this context measures are being taken to reduce the conflicts between tourism and the environment through the environmental audit approach....
Poses the question: with the ever‐present pressure on internal audit to say what management wants to hear, how can auditors maintain the participative approach while ensuring that reports keep their essential features and achieve their purpose? Professional standards and practical observation...
Introduces auditors to the power of game theory modelling, a mathematical strategic decision‐making technique that has been popularized by the recent Nobel Prize winner John Nash. The model is demonstrated using both entertaining examples for conceptual understanding and auditing scenarios for...
Illustrates the usefulness of the game theory model described in part I, using an example of a fraud prevention decision and demonstrating its transferability to issues such as collusion.
Describes control triggers as signals which initiate the right activity to occur at the right time in a process, and discusses them as a previously unrecognized category of internal control methods. Argues that, unlike traditional control mechanisms, control triggers are not dependent on the...
Briefly looks at ways on how to receive feedback from an employer or boss. Includes the following as key pointers: prepare to receive feedback; understand the feedback; contribute new information; analyse the feedback; agree on the next step; summarize the discussion; and finally, give positive...
Argues that while many professional companies use post‐project reviews, internal audits or oral post mortems to learn from their own experiences, the problem with all these techniques is that the data and circumstances in which decisions are made are always collected and referred to...
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