Analysis of Internal Audit Efficiency by Using the Data Development Analysis (DEA) Method and Linear Regression
Keywords:internal audit function; efficiency; DEA strategy; linear regression; risk management
Internal audit plays a particularly important role in supporting decisions within the entity in
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decision-makers and to propose solutions to address identified deficiencies. In this respect, a key
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