A number of Management Accounting (MA) researches have demonstrated the shortcomings of traditional accounting‐based performance measures for today’s uncertain Economic Conditions (EC) in technologically advancement competitive environments. The MA literature suggests the impact of economic pressures on MA practices, though there are different notions regarding the impact of EC on Non‐financial Performance Measurement (NFPM). Some researchers argue that management needs an interactive information system in more volatile and uncertain EC, and accordingly, the mode of the use of financial performance measures is greater in uncertain EC. However, some welldocumented predictions about the relationship of the external environmental, viz a viz uncertain economic environments, with the need of managers’ financial and nonfinancial information. Taking these aspects into account, it is important to consider the effect of EC on MA performance measures and their degree of responsiveness and adaptability to particular circumstances. Thus, this research made an attempt to study the impinge of EC on NFPM in Banks/Financial Institutions (BFI). The multiple case study approach, especially the study of different kinds of BFI in different macro environments, provides an opportunity to examine the effect of NFPM in different environments. The cross‐country studies help to demonstrate the rationale for the impact of EC on NFPM in three countries (Finland, Sweden and Japan). Results of this study anticipate that the uncertainty of EC increase pressures on management to improve and measure financial performance in order to survive in the hostile EC. To the contrary, managers would improve as well as measure non‐financial performance in the organizations.
Hussain, M. (2003), "The impact of economic condition on management accounting performance measures: experience with banks", Managerial Finance, Vol. 29 No. 7, pp. 43-61. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074350310768337Download as .RIS
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