Causes and consequences of transfer pricing conflict: Evidence from the service sector

B Terzioglu, Adam Steen

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Abstract

Conflicts emanating from transfer pricing have far-reaching consequences for interdivisional cooperation, sharing of information, goal congruence, employee motivation and performance. Few researchers have explicitly focused on the nature of transfer pricing conflict in organisations, particularly with respect to service organisations. The aim of this paper is to examine the nature of transfer pricing conflicts and the manner in which these conflicts are resolved within the Australian service sector. We conducted an exploratory survey supported by interviews with selected senior management. Our results reveal that the majority of organisations experience frequent conflicts arising from transfer pricing and that most of these conflicts are resolved through direct negotiation between the disputing parties. The paper concludes with suggestions of avenues for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-42
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Accounting, Business and Management
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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