The effect of accounting information systems on the performance of Mexican micro, small and medium-sized family firms: An exploratory study for the hospitality sector

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Tourism Economics
  • Volumen: 22
  • Número: 5
  • Fecha: 01 January 2016
  • Páginas: 1104-1120
  • ISSN: 13548166
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.5367/te.2015.0515
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
© The Author(s) 2016.This study analyses how the implementation of accounting and financial information and management control systems affect the performance of family and non-family micro, small and mediumsized enterprises (MSMEs) in the hospitality sector in Quintana Roo State (Mexico). The authors carried out a cross-sectional study with a sample of 122 family and non-family tourism MSMEs (composed of 72 family and 50 non-family firms). A survey was used to collect the data. The results show that managers of family firms in the hospitality sector use less accounting and financial information in their decisions than those of non-family firms. The findings also imply that hospitality family firms maintain less formalized management control systems than non-family firms in terms of the timeliness, aggregation and integration of economic and financial information in the decisionmaking process.

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