By using Hofstede's cultural dimension index in Exercise 4 of Chapter 2 and Gray's accounting values in Chapter 2 to discuss implications for American internal auditors who have to audit subsidiaries of a U.S. parent in Sweden, Korea and Brazil.Discuss:(1) the impact of Hofstede's cultural dimensions on relevant accounting values (conservatism, secrecy and level of disclosure) of accountants in these three countries, and(2) what American parent company and their internal auditors should do to cope with the impact of these accounting values on financial reporting of these subsidiaries.

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By using Hofstede's cultural dimension index in Exercise 4 of Chapter 2 and Gray's accounting values in Chapter 2 to discuss implications for American internal auditors who have to audit subsidiaries of a U.S. parent in Sweden, Korea and Brazil.
Discuss:
(1) the impact of Hofstede's cultural dimensions on relevant accounting values (conservatism, secrecy and level of disclosure) of accountants in these three countries, and
(2) what American parent company and their internal auditors should do to cope with the impact of these accounting values on financial reporting of these subsidiaries.

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