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The Relationship between the Profile of Manager and Management Accounting Practices in Tunisian SMIs

Jihene Ghorbel ()

International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 2016, vol. 6, issue 1, 61-72

Abstract: In today’s changing environment, SMEs must strengthen their competitiveness and credibility with all their external partners. So to survive and prosper, managers need adequate management practices in order to provide relevant accounting information. This paper examines the effect of profile of manager on management accounting practices which was defined in terms of traditional management accounting, modern management accounting and management accounting practices related to export. As to the profile of manager, it is defined by age, type of training and experience. To validate the hypotheses, a multiple linear regression method is used. The data is collected by questionnaire from 221 Tunisian manufacturing SMEs. The findings indicate that the profile of manager affect in part the use of management accounting practices.

Keywords: Accounting management practices; SMIs; contingency theory; profile of manager (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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