A contingency model of perceived effectiveness in accounting information systems: Organizational coordination and control effects

Nicolaou, Andreas I (2000) A contingency model of perceived effectiveness in accounting information systems: Organizational coordination and control effects. A contingency model of perceived effectiveness in accounting information systems: Organizational coordination and control effects, 1 . pp. 91-105.

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A contingency model is advanced that examines sources of requirements for organizational coordination and control as they affect the extent of integration in an accounting information system. Requirements that are contingent on the degree of organizational formalization, information interdependence among functional areas, and dependence in interorganizational information sharing and electronic data interchange links, are examined. The congruence or fit of system integration with those requirements is a key concept that influences beliefs about system effectiveness. Results of the empirical study indicated that, as hypothesized, the fit between the accounting system design and the contingency factors resulted in a more successful system. Specifically, system fit was a significant factor that explained variations in perceived AIS effectiveness, as measured by decision makers’ perceived satisfaction with the accuracy and monitoring effectiveness of output information. The effect of system fit on a second factor of perceived AIS effectiveness, as measured by decision-makers’ satisfaction with the perceived quality of information content in system outputs, was only marginally significant. The study addresses an important area in accounting systems research that directly relates to the decision facilitation and control objectives of accounting information. © 2000 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Faculty of Economics and Business > Department of Accounting
ID Code:1503
Deposited By:Mr. Doktor Ilmu Ekonomi Admin
Deposited On:27 Oct 2009 11:25
Last Modified:27 Oct 2009 11:43

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