Designing Cost Management Systems to Support Business Decision-Making

Industry Inspired Case Studies

Editors: Buys, Pieter (Ed.)

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  • Illustrates how a system's thinking mindset may provide for the better integration of cost management activities
  • Presents a key aim of an effective cost management system
  • Provides academic researchers and industry managers in the fields of management accounting and financial management
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About this book

This book illustrates the importance effective cost management systems in

providing a supportive environment in which reliable and relevant management

information can be generated. Such a cost management system is only attainable

if the importance of key business, operational and stakeholder requirements are

recognised within the organisational context. In illustrating this importance, this

book provides several case studies as examples thereof. The first two case studies

focus on the engineering sector and illustrates the development of a cost

management system in a water recycling context; and the design of a budgetary

system in a mining engineering context. The remaining case studies focus on the

services sector, including cost management systems for a digital technology

services provider and a medical insurance services provider; an alternative

activity-based costing approach for a public sector services provider; and finally

a re-designed value stream for an automotive services provider. Academic

researchers and industry managers in the fields of management accounting and

financial management, as well as engineering and operations management, will

find value in the experiences described herein.

About the authors

Pieter Buys is Research Director: Management Cybernetics Research Entity and

Professor of Accounting Sciences at the North-West University, South Africa. He

holds a Ph.D. in management accounting and is Certified Management Accountant

(CMA). His research focuses on management accounting and business process

re-engineering. Previously, he occupied management positions in Canada and

South Africa.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Cost Management Systems to Support Business Decision-Making
Book Subtitle
Industry Inspired Case Studies
Editors
  • Pieter Buys
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1751-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1751-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1750-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 150
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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