In an increasingly complex world, decision analysis has a major role
to play in helping decision makers to gain a greater understanding of
the problems they face. The main aim of this book is to make decision
analysis accessible to its largest group of potential users: managers
and administrators in business and public sector organizations, most
of whom, although expert at their work, are not mathematicians or
Threats to independence are circumstances that could impair independence. Whether independence is impaired depends on the nature of the threat, whether the threat is of such significance that it would compromise an auditor’s professional judgment or create the appearance that the auditor’s professional judgment may be compromised, and on the specific safeguards applied to eliminate the threat or reduce it to an acceptable level. Threats are conditions to be evaluated using the conceptual framework. Threats do not necessarily impair independence....
During the course of the war some sixteen Editions of this work have appeared, each of which was, I hope, a
little more full and accurate than that which preceded it. I may fairly claim, however, that the absolute
mistakes made have been few in number, and that I have never had occasion to reverse, and seldom to modify,
the judgments which I have formed. In this final edition the early text has been carefully revised and all fresh
available knowledge has been added within the limits of a single volume narrative. Of the various episodes in
the latter half of the war it is...
The Key Cases series is designed to give a clear understanding
of important cases. This is useful when studying a new topic
and invaluable as a revision aid.
Each case is broken down into fact and law. In addition many
cases are extended by the use of important extracts from the
judgment or by comment or by highlighting problems. In
some instances students are reminded that there is a link to
other cases or material. If the link case is in another part of the
same Key Cases book, the reference will be clearly shown.
Some links will be to additional cases or materials that do not
Down to the middle of the present century the story of Rembrandt, as generally accepted, was nothing but a
mass of more or less ill-natured fiction. His drunkenness, his luxury, his immorality, his avarice, were heaped
together into a somewhat inconsistent midden-heap of infamy.