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dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Bill
dc.contributor.authorJurado, Kaila
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-24T20:11:54Z
dc.date.available2013-05-24T20:11:54Z
dc.date.copyright2013-05-18
dc.date.issued2013-05-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8661
dc.description.abstractWhile many organizations are susceptible to fraud, there is evidence that churches are especially vulnerable. Unfortunately, most fraud prevention suggestions are not tailored to churches in developing countries. This paper focuses on fraud in Ugandan churches. My main question is whether any observable features in Ugandan churches are associated with accounting practices that reduce the likelihood of fraud. If not, then explicit foreign instruction may be necessary. To answer my question, I collect an original dataset surveying Ugandan pastors and students. I introduce a new summary measure of internal controls, called the Internal Control Index, based on best practices described in accounting literature. Using this measure, I find that none of the characteristics observed, such as theological views, pastor and accountant experience, or denominational affiliation, are systematically associated with anti-fraud accounting practices. This suggests that direct foreign instruction may be necessary to reduce the risk of fraud in these churches.en_US
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dc.subjectUganda.en_US
dc.subjectFraud.en_US
dc.subjectChurch.en_US
dc.subjectInternal Controls.en_US
dc.titleReducing the Risk of Fraud in Ugandan Churchesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 8/25/15.
dc.contributor.departmentAccounting.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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