Influencing Corporate Culture On Internal Control In Commercial Firms
Keywords:internal control, corporate culture, influence, commercial firms, auditing
Objective: Corporate culture is the perception, behavior, communication style, and qualities that are unique to a firm. One of the core factors that makes a firm successful is its corporate culture. The article aims to determine the corporate culture factors and their influence on internal control in commercial firms in Hanoi.
Method: The major method of study used by the author is a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Scale adjustments are made via qualitative research. The model is examined, measured, and tested using quantitative research. We use primary data from a survey of commercial enterprises in Vietnam. The research sample is 225 and is analyzed using regression models.
Results: Research results have determined that corporate culture factors, including collaborative culture, hierarchical culture, and competitive culture (sig. = 0.000 < 0.05), affect positive internal control in commercial enterprises in Hanoi.
Conclusions: The article is based on the empirical data collected from various types of participants, including accountants (for information provision), managers (for decision-making), sales staff (for work), and lecturers (for research) in Vietnam. By drawing the concept from previous research, the study explores corporate culture as an internal control determinant. The study contributed to a theoretical enhancement of the current level of knowledge on the factors that affect internal control and developed a reliable scale for measuring the corporate culture and internal control of commercial firms in Hanoi, Vietnam. Besides, our study emphasizes that the corporate culture in commercial enterprises in Hanoi needs improvement to support internal control. Policymakers are required to make strategic efforts for internal control system reform in firms to increase the likelihood of business performance. The value of the study is that it provides an expansion of the corporate culture factors that influence internal control in commercial firms in Hanoi, thereby proposing governance implications for the business leaders of these firms to improve internal control. Besides, research results provide useful references for research on related issues.
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