Use of Strategic Management Accounting By Organisations

Tabitha Nasieku, Nicholas Githinji

Abstract


Decision making is a critical aspect of any organization. There are various sources of information for decision making, one such source is management accounting. For a long time management accountants have been accused of providing information that has an inward looking bias, and ignoring the strategic perspective of the business. This paper has reviewed the documented literature on the use of Strategic Management Accounting (SMA)  and its role in providing information that has the strategic perspective of the business.  In the early 1980’s a new school of thought emerged and was advocated by Simmonds and other early adopters. The aim of this paper is to find out the extent of use of Strategic Management Accounting (SMA) or in some instances Strategic Cost Management (SCM) in business. Empirical review shows different views on the application of SMA techniques. The conclusion is that there is no strong evidence on the use of SMA.

 

 

 


Keywords


Strategic Management Accounting, Strategic Cost Management, Management Accounting

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