Managerial performance measures in management accounting practices of Malaysian institutions of higher learning / Zubir Azhar and Ibrahim Kamal Abdul Rahman

Azhar, Zubir (2009) Managerial performance measures in management accounting practices of Malaysian institutions of higher learning / Zubir Azhar and Ibrahim Kamal Abdul Rahman. Malaysian Accounting Review, 8 (1). pp. 37-61. ISSN 1675-4077

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Abstract

While attention has been paid to other industries exhibiting effective use of management accounting practices (MAPs) and performance measurement systems, Malaysian service industry in general and education sector in
particular have received less. At its inception, this research examines the performance of Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) in providing management accounting functions by way of looking at the relationship between the application of management accounting techniques (MATs) and the performance of managerial activities of IHLs. This takes into account the
ramifications on two different sets of techniques used, i.e., traditional MATs
(TMATs) and advanced MATs (AMATs). This study also identifies the relevant
key performance indicators (KPIs) of IHLs as to determine the best practiced
measures for tertiary institutions within the Malaysian context. Data are drawn from a survey among finance offices of both public and private
IHLs of 32 responses. Findings indicate the use of performance measurement by
in institutions of higher learning (IHLs) is pervasive, although survey respondents
are less enthusiastic about measurement effectiveness. Study results show subtle
distinctions between public IHLs and private IHLs in their use of performance
measurements for management accounting functions. Research findings
further indicate the eagerness of Malaysian IHLs in using KPIs as one of their
MATs in order to obtain the benefits of best management accounting practices.

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Azhar, Zubir
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Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Accounting Review
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
ISSN: 1675-4077
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 37-61
Official URL: https://mar.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 259
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management accounting practices; Managerial performance measures; Institutions of higher learning; Malaysia
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/259

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