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Strategic Role of Strategic Management Accounting Towards Enhancing SMEs Performance in Iraq

Aziz, Mohammed Aziz (2012) Strategic Role of Strategic Management Accounting Towards Enhancing SMEs Performance in Iraq. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The concept of strategic management accounting is related to the provisions and use of accounting information by people in the organization such as the management and the managers, for the purpose of making business decisions that would allow them to have competitive advantage and able to effectively control the firm’s activity. The major purpose of this study is to investigate strategic role of strategic management accounting towards enhancing SMEs’ performance in Iraq. The study generated data from 101 SMEs in Iraq through a cross-sectional questionnaire survey approach using drop and pick means of data distribution. The findings from the hypotheses tested show that factors such as : information, people and government policy are key factors impacting SMEs’ performance. This further suggests that these factors are crucial in enhancing SMEs performance. However, the findings also show that technology does not affect the SMEs’ performance. The same finding occurred on the relationship between strategic management accounting and SMEs performance. However, these results should be interpreted with caution bearing in mind the environment upon which this study was conducted.This study would be of benefit to both researchers and SMEs owners as it would provide a guideline upon which decisions regarding SMEs performance are to be made while also acting as springboard for future research. Based on the findings obtained in this study, the study concludes that information, people and government policy are significant factors required to enhance SMEs’ performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic management accounting, SMEs performance, government policy, people
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5601-5689 Accounting
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 02:32
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 08:17
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3197

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