Management control systems and performance: evidence from Malaysian local authorities / Norazlina Ilias

Ilias, Norazlina (2016) Management control systems and performance: evidence from Malaysian local authorities / Norazlina Ilias. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IGS Biannual Publication, 10 (10). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the structural relationship between organizational culture, management control systems (MCSs) and the performance of Malaysian local authorities. This study was motivated by the inconsistent findings concerning the relationship between the control system and performance that appeared in the current literature, as well as the personal observations of the researcher. Due to the inconsistencies in the findings, several studies suggest that future researchers investigate MCSs as a tool to improve the performance of organizations. Therefore, this study integrated the organizational culture and MCSs literature by investigating the control systems variable, as control systems have been widely discussed in management accounting literature as an important variable for the purpose of achieving organizational objectives. In this study, three dimensions of MCSs have been identified: external control, internal formal control, and internal informal control. The performance of the local authorities under study was measured using three dimensions of performance: financial, service quality, and procedural. A questionnaire-based survey was carried out to seek responses from 449 departments attached to the local authorities within Peninsular Malaysia. Out of the 449 questionnaires distributed, 367 were returned, which resulted in 335 usable responses that were used for further analysis. This study performed two phases of data analyses: preliminary analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis…


Item Type: Book Section
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Ilias, NorazlinaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IGS Biannual Publication
Volume: 10
Number: 10
Item ID: 20057
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM;



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