The Big 4 fee premium for industry specialization in the UK

This Blog post was written by Dr Khairul Ayuni Mohd Kharuddin. The relationship between the audit fee premium/discount and industry specialisation is an interesting and controversial research area globally. Research studies concerning this area have mainly examined the US, UK, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand audit markets. Auditor industry specialisation is recognised as aRead more

Keith Pond: Lecture delivery in the digital era

When I started lecturing 30 years ago my “training” suggested that the lecture was “the art of the effective explanation”. I liked that – even if, as an inexperienced academic, I really needed someone to effectively explain many of the concepts I was lecturing to me!! The media I used was the pre-handwritten “acetate”, positionedRead more

Alper Kara: Do ethnic minorities face financial exclusion?

Dr Alper Kara has written a Blog post for The Conversation about his research into financial exclusion for ethnic minorities. He writes: “Access to financial services and credit is generally regarded as a necessity to lead a normal life. Whether it is basic bank and saving accounts, a mortgage to buy a house or loanRead more