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The effect of human resource investment in internal control on the disclosure of internal control weaknesses

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The effect of human resource investment in internal control on the disclosure of internal control weaknesses. / Choi, Jong-Hag ; Choi, Sunhwa; Hogan, Chris ; Lee , Joonil .

In: Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Vol. 32, No. 4, 11.2013, p. 169-199.

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Choi, J-H, Choi, S, Hogan, C & Lee , J 2013, 'The effect of human resource investment in internal control on the disclosure of internal control weaknesses', Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 169-199. https://doi.org/10.2308/ajpt-50514

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Choi, J-H., Choi, S., Hogan, C., & Lee , J. (2013). The effect of human resource investment in internal control on the disclosure of internal control weaknesses. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 32(4), 169-199. https://doi.org/10.2308/ajpt-50514

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Choi, Jong-Hag ; Choi, Sunhwa ; Hogan, Chris ; Lee , Joonil . / The effect of human resource investment in internal control on the disclosure of internal control weaknesses. In: Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. 2013 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 169-199.

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