Strategic Management Accounting Information and Performance of Private Hospitals in Malaysia


  • Bahaa Aldeen Hussein Mohammed General Company for Ports of Iraq, Iraq
  • Ruhanita Maelah Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Amizawati Mohd Amir Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia



Strategic Management Accounting, Hospitals, Customer information, Competitor information, Product information


Strategic Management Accounting (SMA) information plays an important role in managing competitive advantage of an organization. SMA ‎is one of the main management accounting practices; it is external, concentrates on the ‎future, qualitative, and utilized by organizations to attain strategic goals.  The study’s objectives are determining the extent of SMA information usage and the correlation between SMA and Malaysian private hospital performance.  This study expects SMA information to significantly impact Malaysian hospitals’ performance. A survey was employed using hospitals as samples. Data were collected by self-administered questionnaires. The Partial Least Squares (PLS) 3.0 had been used to examine the responses of Malaysian private hospitals. The findings indicate that SMA ‎information (which encompasses analyses on competitor, client and product data) has positive significant effects on ‎performance. The findings also show that ‎Malaysian private hospitals moderately use SMA information. This study ‎contributes to the literature on SMA of service industry, especially in the healthcare sector. Findings of this study can be used by managers to improve SMA ‎information to achieve competitive advantage. ‎


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How to Cite

Hussein Mohammed, B. A., Maelah, R., & Mohd Amir, A. (2019). Strategic Management Accounting Information and Performance of Private Hospitals in Malaysia. International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting, 27(2), 473–502.