Karagiorgos, Theofanis Drogalas, George Giovanis, Nikolaos
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[Journal:] International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research [ISSN:] 1791-3373 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2011 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 19-34
There is currently considerable interest in the topic of internal audit and its contribution to exact management of any business economic resources. Within this framework of extremely fluid business environment, the research tested the hypothesis about the role of internal auditing for the business success. The main purpose of the present paper is not only to examine the issue in a theoretical level, but also to present empirical evidence for the interaction between components of internal control system and performance of internal auditing in Greek hotel business. According to up-to-date theoretical and empirical literature, the results point out that all components of internal audit are vital for the effectiveness of internal audit and consequently in the business survival and success.