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Internal Control among Staff of Government and Firms Operating In the Sultanate of Oman (Dissertation Sample)


This was a based Assessment of Awareness of Internal Control among Staff of Government and Firms Operating In the Sultanate of Oman. It was an open dissertation.

Assessment of Awareness of Internal Control among Staff of Government and Firms Operating In the Sultanate of Oman
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A Dissertation Submitted To School Of Graduate Studies In
Partial Fulfilment for the Requirement for the Award of
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This research work is original and has not been submitted for any other degree award to any Institution before.
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 TOC \o "1-3" \h \z \u  HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678156" Chapter One: Introduction  PAGEREF _Toc363678156 \h 12
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678157" 1.1. Background of the Study  PAGEREF _Toc363678157 \h 13
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678158" 1.2. Importance of Study  PAGEREF _Toc363678158 \h 14
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678159" 1.3. Statement of the Problem  PAGEREF _Toc363678159 \h 16
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678160" 1.4. Objectives of the Study  PAGEREF _Toc363678160 \h 17
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678161" 1.4.1 Research Questions  PAGEREF _Toc363678161 \h 17
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678162" 1.5. Structure of the Dissertation  PAGEREF _Toc363678162 \h 18
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678163" Chapter Two: Literature Review  PAGEREF _Toc363678163 \h 20
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678164" 2.1. Introduction  PAGEREF _Toc363678164 \h 20
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678165" 2.2. General Overview of the Sultanate of Oman  PAGEREF _Toc363678165 \h 20
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678166" 2.3. Definition and Understanding of Internal Controls  PAGEREF _Toc363678166 \h 21
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678167" 2.4. The Evolution of the Concept of Internal Control  PAGEREF _Toc363678167 \h 24
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678168" 2.5. Internal Control Systems and Quality Improvement  PAGEREF _Toc363678168 \h 25
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678169" 2.5. Internal Control Systems  PAGEREF _Toc363678169 \h 30
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678170" 2.6. Key Drivers for Internal Control –Basel III  PAGEREF _Toc363678170 \h 31
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678171" 2.7. Internal Control and Risk Management  PAGEREF _Toc363678171 \h 34
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678172" 2.8. Elements of Internal Control  PAGEREF _Toc363678172 \h 38
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678173" 2.9. Conclusion  PAGEREF _Toc363678173 \h 40
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678174" Chapter Three: Theoretical Framework  PAGEREF _Toc363678174 \h 41
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678175" The Agency Theory  PAGEREF _Toc363678175 \h 41
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678176" Chapter Four: Methodology  PAGEREF _Toc363678176 \h 43
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678177" 4.1. Research Philosophy  PAGEREF _Toc363678177 \h 43
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678178" 4.1.1. Introduction  PAGEREF _Toc363678178 \h 43
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678179" 4.1.2. Research Paradigms  PAGEREF _Toc363678179 \h 44
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678180" 4.2. Research Approach  PAGEREF _Toc363678180 \h 47
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678181" 4.2.1. Deductive Approach  PAGEREF _Toc363678181 \h 47
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678182" 4.2.2. Inductive Approach  PAGEREF _Toc363678182 \h 48
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678183" 4.2.3. Deductive versus Inductive Research Approach  PAGEREF _Toc363678183 \h 48
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678184" 4.2.4. Research Approach for the Study  PAGEREF _Toc363678184 \h 49
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678185" 4.3. Research Strategy  PAGEREF _Toc363678185 \h 49
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678186" 4.4. Data Collection Methods  PAGEREF _Toc363678186 \h 51
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678187" 4.4.1. Questionnaires  PAGEREF _Toc363678187 \h 52
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678188" 4.4.2. Interviews  PAGEREF _Toc363678188 \h 53
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678189" 4.4.3. Population and Sampling Technique  PAGEREF _Toc363678189 \h 54
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678190" 4.5. Data Analysis  PAGEREF _Toc363678190 \h 57
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678191" 4.6. Limitations of the Current Research  PAGEREF _Toc363678191 \h 58
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678192" 4.7. Validity and Reliability  PAGEREF _Toc363678192 \h 60
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678193" 4.8. Legal and Ethical Considerations  PAGEREF _Toc363678193 \h 62
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678194" 5.0. Findings and Discussions  PAGEREF _Toc363678194 \h 64
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678195" 5.1. Introduction  PAGEREF _Toc363678195 \h 64
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678196" 5.2. Sample Demographics  PAGEREF _Toc363678196 \h 64
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678197" 5.2.1. Gender of the Respondents  PAGEREF _Toc363678197 \h 64
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678198" 5.2.2. Position in the Organization  PAGEREF _Toc363678198 \h 65
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678199" 5.2.3. Number of Years in Service  PAGEREF _Toc363678199 \h 66
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678200" 5.2.4. Age Brackets of the Respondents  PAGEREF _Toc363678200 \h 67
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678201" 5.3. Examination of Functionality of control environment  PAGEREF _Toc363678201 \h 68
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678202" 5.3.1. Organizational Governance  PAGEREF _Toc363678202 \h 69
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678203" 5.3.2. Potential Weaknesses In Organizational and Management Controls and the Utilization of Existing Controls  PAGEREF _Toc363678203 \h 71
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678204" 5.3.3. Existence of Controls to Ensure Proper Management of Accounts Payable, Liabilities, Cash Disbursements  PAGEREF _Toc363678204 \h 72
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678205" 5.3.4. Commitment to Competence  PAGEREF _Toc363678205 \h 75
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678206" 5.3.4. Internal Control of Equipment, Management of Inventories and Investments  PAGEREF _Toc363678206 \h 77
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678207" 5.4. Multiple Regression Analysis  PAGEREF _Toc363678207 \h 79
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678208" 5.5. Results of the Interviews  PAGEREF _Toc363678208 \h 80
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678209" Chapter Six: Conclusion and Recommendations  PAGEREF _Toc363678209 \h 83
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678210" References  PAGEREF _Toc363678210 \h 84
 HYPERLINK \l "_Toc363678212" Appendices  PAGEREF _Toc363678212 \h 89

One major issue that has been widely in theoretical and empirical literature is how to deal with the multi-dimensional issues of implementation and improvement of an effective internal control system. The current research sought to examine the level of awareness of internal control among staff of government and firms operating in the Sultanate of Oman and propo...
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