Doing Management Accounting Survey Research

Wim A. Van der Stede, S. Mark Young, Clara Xiaoling Chen

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This chapter addresses the quality of survey research in management accounting. Specifically, we use a framework containing the five key elements of a well-designed survey to assess the quality of all mail surveys in management accounting published in eight accounting journals over a 20-year period (1982-2001). Our analysis shows that survey research in management accounting has improved over time. However, more attention to improving the ways in which the survey method is deployed is essential if credibility of the data is desired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbooks of Management Accounting Research
EditorsChristopher S Chapman, Anthony G Hopwood, Michael D Shields
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9780080445649
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Management Accounting Research
ISSN (Print)1751-3243

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting


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