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An overview of the development of management accounting research

Abdul Khalid, Siti Nabiha (2003) An overview of the development of management accounting research. Malaysian Management Journal, 7 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0128-6226

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There has been significant changes in the direction of management accounting research since the 1980's and I990' s, from the prescriptive and normative research of the late I950's and 1960's to the positivistic research in the 1970's and 1980's. As such, the purpose of this article is to provide an overview of this development. First, the paper discusses the characteristics of traditional management accounting research. Then, a reflection is given on the debate, which started in the 1980's regarding the limitations of traditional management accounting research. It could be said that the 1980's was a decade of re-evaluation for management accounting, both in term of the research undertaken and in terms of techniques and practices. Now, various theoretical frameworks are used by researchers and new and innovative techniques are being implemented in organisations. The scope of management accounting has also been broadened from those based on economics perspective to a broader based approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: management accounting research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2010 13:22
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 07:11
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/354

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