Advances in Management Accounting by Marc Epstein

By Marc Epstein

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Thus, they suggest that investment in these ‘‘intangible’’ assets may be better predictors of future financial performance than historical accounting measures, suggesting that nonfinancial measures should supplement financial measures in internal accounting systems (Kaplan & Norton, 1996, 2004). , 2002). In particular, nonfinancial performance measures with forward-looking properties are considered desirable because these performance measures should lead to a more efficient allocation of resources for managers, investors, and creditors as their decisions are based on the expectations of future rewards.

This procedure led to the formulation of the following hypotheses: Hypothesis 1. The purposes for which the SPMS are designed are positively related to the use of performance measures. Companies that use performance measures focused only on the financial dimension of performance (including revenues, net operating income, return-on-assets, or cash flow) will likely design the SPMS for traditional purposes such as measuring business results or evaluating individual performance. However, as evidenced in the literature, financial measures alone do not fully capture the impact of investments in firm-specific assets such as customer satisfaction or retention (Ittner & Larcker, 1998a).

Impact on Business Results As listed in Fig. 1, the SPMS impact on business results is reflected in changes in internal processes (research and development, product and service innovation, cycle time, process improvement programs, alliances and joint ventures), customer value (price, quality), and financial results (revenue growth, productivity), culminating in a reevaluation of the strategy itself. We purposefully selected a multidimensional approach for assessing the impact of SPMS on business results, to acknowledge that the SPMS are likely to influence many aspects of the organization, beyond just isolated financial results.

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