The knowledge, attitude, priority of usage and benefits associated with management accounting practices: a survey of Danish companies
AbstractThere have been several studies of the diffusion of new management accounting practices. Respondents were asked to answer questions in a questionnaire covering four variables: level of knowledge, level of attitude, priority of usage and level of benefit for 15 new accounting practices. The survey includes a sample of 119 large and medium-sized privately owned manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies. For those companies that indicate a 'high' level of priority of usage, our results reveal a high level of benefit from the practices. However, significant differences between low priority of usage and high number of practices associated with the company are very likely to contribute to a more modest level of benefits. Based on the analysis between number of practices and benefits, about 20% of the companies associate themselves with four to six projects on new accounting practices in their organisation. This might lead to poor performance and high failure rates.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation.
Volume (Year): 5 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Web page: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=41
accounting practices; activity-based costing; attitude; balanced scorecard; benefit; accounting combinations; Denmark; knowledge; usage priority; survey; management accounting.;
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