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CHARACTERISTICS OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS IN PORTUGUESE INDUSTRY

Ana Maria Ussman () and Maria do Céu Alves
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Ana Maria Ussman: Department of Management and Economics University of Beira Interior.

Portuguese Journal of Management Studies, 2006, vol. XI, issue 1, 27-44

Abstract: This article summarises the results of a survey on the accounting systems implemented in large Portuguese manufacturing firms. The literature review was used to define the hypotheses of the study and the analysis of data characterises the state of art of management accounting systems of the surveyed firms. The data was gathered by postal questionnaire. The study shows a preference for simple criteria in costing inventory-flow and in cost allocation methods for determining the cost of the product. The major conclusion is that simplicity is preferred over technical and statistical rigor.

Keywords: Management Accounting; Information Systems; Decision Making; Empirical Study. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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