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"Vi kunde ha varit bättre...": En fallstudie om internkontroll i Sverige
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study has been made with the purpose of gaining an understanding of how a Swedish company may think and act concerning their internal control. An American body, COSO, have for some time published documents containing guidelines for how companies should go about this process, however, when conducting this study we were not aware of the extent to which companies in Europe and mainly Sweden used them. In order to learn about this, and also to gain an understanding of when these guidelines are appropriate, we conducted a case study with a large-sized, multinational Swedish company. We also conducted an interview with an expert in internal control monitoring, Anna-Clara af Ekenstam of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, in order to get the perspective of the evaluators in this process and to gain some insight as to whether our case is typical in Sweden or not.


We found that our company disregards certain aspects of internal control condoned by COSO, while performing better on other dimensions. The main reasons for disregarding COSOs recommendations are a perceived lack of necessity for some of the control mechanisms, cost-effectiveness and cultural differences.

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2009. , 104 p.
Keyword [sv]
Internkontroll, Internal control
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35792OAI: diva2:347899
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-09-20 Created: 2010-09-03 Last updated: 2010-09-20Bibliographically approved

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