JED, Vol. 18, No.1, April 2016, pp. 54-73 | DOI: 10.33301/2016.18.01.04
Factors Affecting the Use and Consequences of Management Accounting Practices in A Transitional Economy: The Case of Vietnam
Abstract:This study seeks to help fill an important gap in the literature by investigating factors that have facilitated the use of management accounting practices (MAPs) in Vietnam - a transitional economy. Data were collected from 220 medium-to-large enterprises. Follow-up interviews were conducted with 20 accounting heads/vice heads to obtain further information and clarification. The quantitative data collected was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics (including t-tests and structural equation modeling), while the qualitative data was used to shed further light on the various relationships described by the quantitative analysis. This paper reveals that both decentralization and competition have a positive, significant influence on the use of new MAPs except for the old ones. Consequently, the use of MAPs has a positive, significant influence on enterprise performance.
Keywords:Management accounting practices; competition; decentralization; performance; Vietnam.