Accounting Information Systems Effectiveness: Evidence from the Nigerian Banking Sector

Shamsudeen Ladan Shagari, Akilah Abdullah, Rafeah Mat Saat
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management  •  Volume 12  •  2017  •  pp. 309-335

The purpose of this study is to investigate the interrelationship among the quality measures of information system success, including system quality, information, quality, and service quality, that eventually influence accounting information systems effectiveness.

It is generally believed that investment in an information system offers opportunities to organizations for business process efficiency and effectiveness. Despite huge investments in accounting information systems, banks in Nigeria have not realized the full potential benefits of using these systems because of persistent failures. Few studies have been conducted to address the problem.

A survey research design was used to collect data, and a total of 287 questionnaires were retrieved from respondents in the Nigerian banking sector.

This study contributes to the understanding of the most important antecedent factors of the quality measures, the interrelationship among the quality measures, and the influence of these measures on the accounting information systems effectiveness.

The result of the study revealed that security, ease of use, and efficiency are key features of system quality, while the information quality dimension includes accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. The result of the study further revealed that information quality and system quality have significant influences on accounting information systems effectiveness.

This study provides practitioners with important measures for evaluation of AIS effectiveness in the context of Nigerian banks.

Future researchers may build on the findings of current study to conduct fur-ther research in the area of AIS effectiveness in different contexts.

This study examines only three quality measures of Delone and Mclean model and antecedents of information and system quality measures, neglecting contingency factor. Therefore, future study should include other factors to the AIS effectiveness model to help in developing more specific theory in AIS domain.

accounting information systems effectiveness, system quality, information quality, service quality, Nigeria
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