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Research 1: rationalization of planning decision-making using ABC.

Research 1: rationalization of planning decision-making using ABC.


Topics need to be covered in your research

  • Main characteristics of budget
  • Problems in preparing budgets (disadvantages of traditional budgets)
  • How to use Activity-Based Costing for improving budgets
  • Activity-Based Budgeting (ABB)
  • Benefits of ABB over Traditional Budgeting
  • Any suggested templates (schedules without values) for ABB


Suggested References:

Averkamp, H. (n.d.). What is the traditional method used in cost accounting? | AccountingCoach. Retrieved July 16, 2018, from https://www.accountingcoach.com/blog/taditional-method-cost-accounting

Borad, S. B. (2018, July 10). Traditional Budgeting. Retrieved July 15, 2018, from https://efinancemanagement.com/budgeting/traditional-budgeting

Janíková, D. (2011). Draving up a budget using the activity-based budgeting methodology through the simulation of processes. Retrieved July 16, 2018, from http://www.qip-journal.eu/index.php/QIP/article/viewFile/45/32

Schmidt, M. (2018, July 15). Activity Based Costing ABC vs Traditional Costing Results Compared. Retrieved July 16, 2018, from https://www.business-case-analysis.com/activity-based-costing.html

Staff, I. (2018, April 19). Activity-Based Budgeting (ABB). Retrieved July 15, 2018, from https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/abb.asp

Staff, I. (2018, April 19). Activity-Based Budgeting (ABB). Retrieved July 16, 2018, from https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/abb.asp

Top 4 Benefits of Activity-based Budgeting. (2017, June 19). Retrieved July 15, 2018, from http://www.performancecanvas.com/top-4-benefits-activity-based-budgeting-2/

Wilkinson, J. (2013, July 23). Activity Based Costing vs Traditional Costing • The Strategic CFO. Retrieved July 15, 2018, from

Accounting Tools, (2018). Accounting CPE courses and books     

Aho, M. (2006). Implementation of an integrated activity-based costing in a holistic database      management system and its implications for operations management. (Master’s Thesis,          Lappeenranta University of Technology Department of Information Technology). Retrieved from             Doria database https://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/298 31?locale=Len author=

Certo, S. C. & Certo, S. T. (2012). Modern Management: Concepts and Skills (12th ed.). Harlow: Pearson                Education, Inc.

Chea, A. C. (2011). Activity-Based Costing System in the Service Sector: A Strategic Approach for               Enhancing Managerial Decision Making and Competitiveness. Canadian Center of Science and         Education

Cohen, H. (2004). Implementing an activity-based costing model. (Master Dissertation, nelson Mandela                Metropolitan University). Retrieved from nMMU-DSpace:           http://dspace.nmmu.ac.za:8080/jspui/ bitstream/10948/240/1/CohenH2.pdf (Accessed on 10   Jan, 2015).

Herbert, Simon (1948) Administrative Behavior; A Study of Decision-Making Process in Administrative    Organization.

Kinsella, S. M. (2002). Activity-based costing: does it warrant inclusion in a Guide to the project  management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide)? Project Management Journal, 33(2), 49–56.

Liu, L. Y. J. (2006). The use of activity-based planning (ABP) in the UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS): A                longitudinal study. CIMA: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

O’Guin, M.C.1991, The Complete Guide to Activity-Based Costing, Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Radi, M. M. & Ismail, M. I. (2011). Determining activity-based costing and its role in making management                decision. (Master Dissertation, Al-Kofa University). Retrieved from         iasj?func=fulltext&aId=28395 (Accessed on 23 nov, 2014)

Robert, Dahl (2014). Decision-Making Theory: Definition, Nature and Theories. Articles by Nitisha                theories/743

Simon, Herbert (1947) “The Proverbs of Administration”, Public Administration Review, Vol. 6,     No.1, pp. 53-67.

Yousf, Z., & Auda, H., (2014). The Importance of Activity-Based Costing System in Rational Decision,        Babel University’s Magazine, Human Science, 22(PDF) The Rationalization of Public Budgeting….

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