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Title: The impact of certain contextual variables on the perceived effectiveness of a hospital's management control system
Contributor(s): Vaughan, Peter Colin (author); Warwick, David (supervisor); Staunton, John (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 1996
Copyright Date: 1995
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18547
Abstract: The contingency and institutional theories of management accounting suggest that certain contextual factors can lead to a change in the perceived effectiveness of an organisation's management control system. This paper seeks to extend these theories by examining the influence of certain contextual factors in a non-profit organisation. Recent changes in the organisational structure of Australian public hospitals have raised the question of the influence of certain variables on the perceived effectiveness of a public hospital's management control system. Four factors were thought to influence this perception. These were the funding method, the hospital's service diversity and the management and professional orientation of the hospital's chief executive officer. Support was found for the influence of two of these factors. The analysis found support for a relationship between the management orientation of the chief executive officer and the perceived effectiveness of a public hospital's management control system. The analysis also found support for a relationship between the type of funding method and the perceived effectiveness of a public hospital's management control system.
Publication Type: Thesis Masters Research
Rights Statement: Copyright 1995 - Peter Colin Vaughan
HERDC Category Description: T1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Research
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