The amendments modernize the Commission's rules for determining whether an auditor is independent in light of investments by auditors or their family members in audit clients, employment relationships between auditors or their family members and audit clients, and the scope of services provided by audit firms to their audit clients. The amendments, among other things, significantly reduce the number of audit firm employees and their family members whose investments in audit clients are attributed to the auditor for purposes of determining the auditor's independence.
Hiring labour is different from buying other goods and services, and the contract between the employer and the employee is incomplete. It does not cover what the employer really cares about, which is how hard and well the employee works. In economics, employment is modelled as a principal the employer interacting with an agent the employee.
The principal—agent model can be used to study other relationships with incomplete contracts, such as the interaction between a lender and a borrower.
Firms do not pay the lowest wages possible. They set wages so that employees earn economic rents, to motivate them to work effectively, and stay with the firm.
Working together in firms brings mutual gains: But rents also lead to involuntary unemployment in the economy. Until a single company, Foxconn, produced every iPhone and iPad in factories in China, mainly so that Apple could take advantage of lower costs, including wages. The components of the iPhone and iPad for the most part do not come from China, but are sourced from around the world.
Components such as the flash memory, display module, and touch screen are made by a number of different companies including Toshiba and Sharp in Japan. Like other firms, Apple makes profits by finding the supplier that can provide inputs at the lowest cost, whether the input is a component or labour, wherever in the world that supplier may be located.
The cost of producing the iPhone is far lower than the price Apple charges: It can take place within a multinational company or may involve outsourcing production to other firms.
Apple is not alone in outsourcing or offshoring production to countries that are not the main market for the goods produced. In most manufacturing industries, firms based in rich countries have transferred a significant proportion of production, which was previously done by local employees, to poorer countries where wages are lower.
But Apple and other firms are looking for more than cheap labour. Other industries, particularly garment manufacturing, have relocated primarily to low-wage economies. Also, in developing countries, additional business costs such as health and safety rules are far lower, and environmental regulations are often less strict.
Apple, Samsung, and Toshiba are business organizations called firms. Not everyone is employed in a firm. For example, many farmers, carpenters, software developers or personal trainers work independently, as neither employee nor employer.
While some people work for governments and not-for-profit organizations, the majority of people in rich nations make their living by working in a firm. Firms are major actors in the economy and we will use this and the next unit to explain how they work.
A firm is often referred to as if it were a person:The bibliography is organised according to the authors' last names which are arranged in alphabetical order.
Bibliographical entries differ from footnotes or endnotes in a straightforward way that is easy to remember. Bibliographies end assignments, and each component of an individual entry is presented in final form, punctuated by full stops.
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Feb 13, · Edit Article How to Write a Bibliography. Four Methods: Sample Bibliographies Writing an APA Bibliography Writing a MLA Bibliography Writing a CMS Bibliography Community Q&A When you write a paper or a book, it's important to include a bibliography.
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