Assessing the interaction effect of cost control systems and information technology integration on manufacturing plant financial performance
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت) The British Accounting Review, Volume 46, Issue 1, March 2014, Pages 77–90
ادغام IT؛ سیستم های کنترل هزینه - کارخانه تولید عملکرد مالی؛ هزینه یابی مبتنی بر فعالیت؛ هزینه یابی بر مبنای حجم
The interface between management control and information technology is an under-developed research area with a knowledge gap concerning its implications for financial performance. This study contributes to bridging this gap by investigating the interaction effect of cost control systems and information technology integration on manufacturing plant financial performance. We surveyed a sample of 518 managers of U.S. manufacturing plants, approximately evenly distributed between those using activity-based costing and volume-based costing. Using hierarchical regression analyses, results indicate that while information technology integration and cost control systems do not provide significant independent effects on plant financial performance, they do interact to positively impact manufacturing plant financial performance. Thus, our findings suggest that manufacturing plants will reap the greatest financial performance benefits from investments in activity-based cost control systems when combined with information technology integration.