Milica Đorđević, Tadija Đukić

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The aim of the present study is to examine whether and to what extent internal audit affects performance of companies operating on the territory of the Republic of Serbia. More specifically, it tests differences in business performance of companies with established internal audit system and those without it, and the extent to which their performance is affected by this function. Empirical research focuses on a sample of 113 companies. Research results indicate that companies with established internal audit function achieve greater business performance over the two comparative years, compared to those companies in which the function has not been established. Also, research indicates that the achieved performance is affected by the achieved level of internal audit effectiveness.



internal audit, company performance, the Republic of Serbia.

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