The Strategic Alignment of Management Account ing Information Systems, and Organizational Performance
GLOBAL BUSINESS & FINANCE REVIEW
A B S T R A C T Using structural equation modeling, this study empirically examined the causal relationships among the level of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT), facilitation of alignment, the degree of strategic alignment of management accounting information systems (MAIS), and the improvement of production performance. The causal relationships between MAIS strategic alignment and information characteristics of MAIS were also investigated. Results showed that the level of AMT has a
... l of AMT has a significant and positive impact on alignment facilitation. A significant causal relationship between alignment facilitation and MAIS strategic alignment was also found. It was shown that under high degrees of MAIS strategic alignment, MAIS must provide broad-scope and integrated types of information. The causal relationships between MAIS strategic alignment and organizational performance were significant and positive. Thus, it is concluded that under high levels of AMT, high degrees of MAIS strategic alignment positively contribute to the improvement of a firm's production performance.