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Activity-based management system implementation in higher education institution: Benefits and challenges

Ismail, Noor Azizi (2010) Activity-based management system implementation in higher education institution: Benefits and challenges. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 27 (1). pp. 40-52. ISSN 1065-0741

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss how activity-based costing (ABC) technique can be applied in the context of higher education institutions.It also discusses the obstacles and challenges to the successful implementation of activity-based management (ABM) in the higher education environment. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adopts a combination of case study and survey approaches. It also uses SAS ABM software to transform the ABC model into a working model. Findings – The results demonstrate that, using SAS ABM software, implementation of ABC technique can result in improved information of benefits to the university administrators.However,several obstacles and challenges especially those relating to supporting information systems may hamper the success of ABM system implementation. Originality/value – This is the first paper that investigates the feasibility of ABM system implementation in higher education institution in Malaysia. It is also the first to use specific software to transform the ABC into a working model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, Universities, Activity based costs, Activity based management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 13:29
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 01:49
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4404

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