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Complicated Relationships among Audit Committee Independence, Nonfinancial and Financial Performance

The relationships among the audit committee independence, nonfinancial performance and financial performance are quite complicated. They are not simply bivariate correlations. Rather, there may be mediating effects or moderating influences on these casual associations. Nonetheless, previous research has not investigated these complicated relationships. This paper seeks to examine the mediating impact of nonfinancial performance on the association between the audit committee independence and financial performance. Further, it also explores the moderating role of the audit committee independence in the influence of nonfinancial performance on financial performance. The findings imply that nonfinancial performance interferes with the effect of the audit committee independence on financial performance, in which it lessens this effect. The empirical results also suggest that the audit committee independence plays the moderating role in the relationship between nonfinancial performance and financial performance, in which the independence of the audit committee is positively related to this relationship.

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Posted in Economics, Volume III, Issue no. 5Comments Off on Complicated Relationships among Audit Committee Independence, Nonfinancial and Financial Performance

Mediating Role of Knowledge Management in Effect of Management Accounting Practices on Firm Performance

While adopting knowledge management can improve firm performance, it is determined by implementing level of management accounting practices. Furthermore, it plays mediating role in the relationship between implementing management accounting practices and firm performance. This paper employs path analysis to investigate causal relationships among the variables. Then it uses procedures suggested by Sobel (1982) to examine the mediation of adopting knowledge management. Moreover, this paper utilizes techniques modified from analytic hierarchy process introduced by Saaty (1980) to rank contributing levels of adopting knowledge management and implementing management accounting practices to improved firm performance. The findings offer evidence on relationships among the variables as well as mediating role of adopting knowledge management in effect of implementing management accounting practices on firm performance. This paper also reveals that adopting knowledge management is more important to improved firm performance than implementing management accounting practices. This paper is useful to management researchers as well as business managers.

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Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume III, Issue no. 3Comments Off on Mediating Role of Knowledge Management in Effect of Management Accounting Practices on Firm Performance