I am currently preparing a LaTeX-project for a paper I was asked to write and the requirements concerning citation and bibliography style are somewhat peculiar from my point of view. At least there isn't really any style quite close to it that I could find.
The following should describe the desired style pretty much:
All citations should be made in footnotes.
Cf. Chong (2000), p. 9.
Cf. Chong/Eggleton (2003), pp. 166f.
Cf. Chong et al. (2003), pp. 166-168.
as above, only without the Cf. part
Chong, V. K./Eggleton, I. R. C. (2003): The decision-facilitating role of man-agement accounting systems on managerial performance: The influence of locus of control and task uncertainty, in: Advances in Accounting, vol. 20, no. 1, 2003, pp. 165–197.
Merchant, K. A./van der Stede, W. A. (2012): Management control systems. Performance measurement, evaluation and incentives, 3. edition, Harlow 2012.
Hilz-Ward, R. M./Everling, O. (eds.) (2009): Risk Performance Management. Chancen für ein besseres Rating, 1. edition, Wiesbaden 2009.
Lomitschka, M. (2009): Integriertes Risiko-/Chancenmanagement als Instrument der Unternehmenssteuerung, in: Hilz-Ward, R. M./Everling, O. (eds.), Risk Performance Management. Chancen für ein besseres Rating, 1. edition, Wiesbaden 2009, pp. 277–291.
Standard & Poor's (2001): Corporate Ratings Criteria, URL: regulationbodyofknowledge.org/wp-content/2013/03/StandardAndPoors_Corporate_Ratings_Criteria.pdf (April 29, 2014).
Furthermore it would be nice to have kind of a reference-form in-text for the articles/books, pretty much as in the citation but just author(s)-year, as in Chong/Eggleton (2003).
So my question now is, how to get there in the easiest way. I made a .bst-file via makebst which already gives me:
 Archer, S./ Delvaille, P./ McLeay, S.: A statistical model of international accounting harmonization, in: Abacus, vol. 32, no. 1, (1996), pp. 1–29.
which is reasonably close, but it's still quite a long way and I only came to realize afterwards that I would have to make any changes directly in the .bst-file. Most importly, I do not want any numbering in the bibliography and just an alphabetical ordering according to author names.
Is it possible to achieve the abovementionned style in LaTeX? Which would be the recommended way to go? It should be said at this point that I'm still open to using biblatex/biber etc. if that made more sense.
I would be thankful for any kind of advice.