The market for professional services in Indonesia

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This paper reports the results of a study which investigates the market for professional services in Indonesia, a country which has not been investigated in the by audit fee literature prior. A well-developed research model used in the prior literature has also been applied in this study, and the empirical findings suggest broad similarities in the pricing of professional services in Indonesia and other countries previously studied. In addition to extending the results of prior research to a country not previously studied, this paper examines whether the large auditors fee premium documented in other countries exists in Indonesia, especially after the major Asian financial crisis of 1997/98, since then almost all companies in this geographical area exercise tight budget controls. The results suggest that no audit fee premium is accrued to Indonesian Big 5 auditors, in contrast to the large audit firm fee premium documented in many other countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-164
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Auditing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


  • audit fees
  • big 5 fee premium
  • Indonesia
  • market for
  • professional services


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