Management Accounting, Human Resource Policies and Organisational Performance in Canada, Japan and the UK

1st Edition



This research project examines the relationships between HR policies, management accounting and organisational performance on the basis of international case studies and interviews across a range of industries from building materials to software development.

* Explores the relationship between different HR policies and organisational performance and how management accountants can establish links between the two;

* The first to extend existing research into Japanese companies to give a different perspective and another point of comparison;

* Case study results are tested in the telephone survey for better accuracy and insight

Key Features

* Original, cutting-edge research funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

* Unique international perspective: extends existing research into Japanese companies to give a different perspective and another point of comparison

* Results of six extensive case studies and 100 telephone interviews


Primary: Academics and researchers of management accounting.  Secondary: Managers and management accountants.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Literature Review; 2. Case A; 3. Case B; 4. Case C; 5. Case D; 6. Case E; 7. Case F; 8. Cross-case Analysis and Telephone Interviews; 9. Conclusions


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About the authors

Reza Kouhy

Affiliations and Expertise

Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Rishma Vedd

Affiliations and Expertise

California State University, Northridge, USA

Takeo Yoshikawa

Affiliations and Expertise

Graduate School of Hosei University, Japan

John Innes

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Dundee.