Management Accounting benchmarking measures: the case of the Financial Services Industry
by Mostaq M. Hussain
International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking (IJPMB), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2006

Abstract: Benchmarking is a common Management Accounting (MA) tool for measuring performance. Knowingly, financial performances are easier to benchmark than Non-financial Performance/s (NFP) for different reasons. This study investigates the role of MA benchmarking in NFP measurement in the Financial Services Industry (FSI). Twelve banks have been studied to investigate the role of benchmarking in NFP measurement. This study finds that benchmarking is one of the most commonly used techniques of performance measurement in studied FSI. Finnish FSI uses benchmarking techniques more than Swedish FSI do, but none of the Japanese FSI practices benchmarking though they highly recognised the importance of NFP measurement.

Online publication date: Sat, 18-Nov-2006

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