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: itifrån Triple bottom line teorin

  • Oscar Olofsson
  • Kevin Ketteridge

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Abstract

    Sustainability is an important concept within today’s society whereas the TBL theory has become increasingly useful by companies. The TBL theory is divided into three perspectives which are people, planet and profit. Lately digitalization of the accounting profession has been through some big changes. Information and communication technologies (ICT) is a field within digitalization that is used diligently within audit. The question if ICT effects the auditors sustainable work using the TBL theory is something that we have not found any research about. To examine the purpose of the study a quantitative approach has been applicated and data has been collected using an online survey that auditors and auditor assistants on different firms has been a part of. The surveys questions were formulated from the dependent variable, the audits sustainable work and the independent variable, ICT. The survey also examined four control variables. The result from the study showed that ICT has a positive effect on the auditors´ sustainable work. Where no control variables effected the correlation between ICT and the auditors´ sustainable work. The auditors also consider people, planet and profit to be important concepts and works a lot with all of them. Profit, however, is considered the most important and planet is considered the least important. The time frame to finish the study and the peak season for auditors has limited the surveys response rate. This is something that future research should consider to be able to investigate the subject further.

    Date of Award2020-Nov-24
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorTorsten Andersson (Supervisor) & Heléne Tjärnemo (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Business Administration (50202)

    Keywords

    • sustainability
    • ict
    • triple bottom line
    • auditors´ sustainable work
    • people
    • planet
    • profit

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