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The mediating effect of management accounting system on the relationship between competition and managerial performance

Ghasemi, R. and Mohamad, N. A. and Karami, M. and Bajuri, N. H. and Asgharizade, E. (2016) The mediating effect of management accounting system on the relationship between competition and managerial performance. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 24 (3). pp. 272-295. ISSN 1834-7649

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Abstract

Purpose - This study aims to examine the effect of interaction between market competition and management accounting system (MAS) characteristics on managerial performance. Scope of the study is concentrated on Iranian financial organizations and managers of these organizations were identified as respondents for the questionnaire survey. Design/methodology/approach - This study used the SmartPLS to analyze the data, and the model of the study was estimated with structural equation modeling (SEM). It follows the recommended two-stage analytical procedures of SEM: assessing confirmatory measurement models (factor analysis) and confirmatory structural models (path analysis). Findings - The study uncovered the existence of direct relationships between competition and MAS, and between MAS and managerial performance. The study also confirmed that the relationship between competition and managerial performance is mediated by MAS. Research limitations/implications - The findings provide valuable insights to guide managers in financial organizations to improve their performance through suitable MAS by considering internal and environmental factors. Recommendations on how to improve MAS and managerial performance are provided accordingly. Originality/value - Prior researches confirm that there is no unique and universal MAS for all organizations, as this depends on internal firm characteristics and environmental features. However, there has been a lack of empirical evidence on MAS researches in the service organizations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Management accounting, Managerial performance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management
ID Code:72248
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:23 Nov 2017 12:17
Last Modified:23 Nov 2017 12:17

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