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The Big Four: The Curious History and Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly

The Big Four: The Curious History and Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly

Author: Stuart Kells; Ian D. Gow
$38.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Across the globe, the so-called Big Four accounting and audit firms - Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - are massively influential. Together, they earn more than US$100 billion annually and employ almost one million people. In many profound ways, they have changed how we work, how we manage, how we invest and how we are governed.

Stretching back centuries, their history is a fascinating story of wealth, power and luck. But today, the Big Four face an uncertain future - thanks to their push into China; their vulnerability to digital disruption and competition; and the hazards of providing traditional services in a new era of transparency.

Both colourful and authoritative, this account of the past, present and likely future of the Big Four is essential reading for anyone perplexed or fascinated by professional services, working in the industry, contemplating joining a professional services firm, or simply curious about the fate of the global economy.

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General Fields

  • : 9781863959964
  • : Black Inc.
  • : La Trobe University Press
  • : May 2018
  • : ---length:- '9'width:- '6'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : Stuart Kells; Ian D. Gow
  • : English