Author : Gary Previts
"""Description:The scope of service provided by professional accountants is influenced by legislation and case law as well as the dictates of a variety of government and private sector agencies.There are equivalent and emerging local international bodies that exist in most developed countries. It is important for academics, students, practitioners, regulators and researchers to consider, study and understand the role and relationship of such bodies with the practice and content of our discipline. ""Research in Accounting Regulation"" is a refereed annual serial that seeks to publish high-quality manuscripts addressing regulatory issues and policy affecting the practice of accountancy, broadly defined. Topics of interest include research based on self-regulatory activities, case law and litigation, governmental and quasi-governmental regulation, and the economics of regulation, including modelling. This research series aims to encourage the submission of original empirical, behavioural or applied research manuscripts that consider strategic and policy implications for regulation, regulatory models and markets. It is intended for individual researchers, practitioners, regulators and students of accountancy who desire to increase their understanding of the regulation of accountancy."""