The effect of bonds on loyalty towards auditors: the mediating role of commitment
Kuenzel, Sven and Krolikowska, Ewa (2008) The effect of bonds on loyalty towards auditors: the mediating role of commitment. The Service Industries Journal, 28 (5). pp. 685-700. ISSN 0264-2069 (doi:10.1080/02642060801988233)Full text not available from this repository.
The study examines the impact of knowledge and social bonds on commitment and behavioural loyalty in auditor-client relationships. A model is proposed and tested using data collected from stock exchange company executives in the UK. The results show the significant effects of the knowledge and social bonds on commitment. Commitment is shown to be a mediating variable, which influences word-of-mouth and continuance but not the purchase of non-audit services. In the light of these findings, suggestions are provided to auditors in developing relationship bonds and managing the relationship at the firm level.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||bonds, commitment, behavioural loyalty, auditor-client relationships, auditing|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
School of Business > Centre for Business Network Analysis
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2011 18:20|
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