Publication Date

1-1-1986

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Norton, Curtis L.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Accountancy

Abstract

This report focuses upon the current problem of dramatically increasing professional liability insurance rates that accountants are facing. Robert Bower begins the paper with an overview of the current "crisis" in the insurance industry (p. 1). Bower discusses possible causes for this problem (pp. 1-12). He reviews several court cases which involved auditors which he believes to have played a major role in causing insurance rates to rise (pp. 2-8). Several solutions currently being put forth by such groups ranging from the American Medical Association to accountants in the United Kingdom are detailed and critiqued (pp. 12-20). Bower then concludes the paper with his opinion that a solution (combining those that he had discussed) should be developed and implemented soon (p. 21).

Extent

iii, 26 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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