Design of activity-based costing in a small company: a case study

A. Gunasekaran, D. Singh

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Activity-Based Costing (ABC) has been successful in large scale industries for improving the operational performance by providing appropriate and accurate information on the consumption of resources. However, ABC has not received a significant attention from small companies inspite of the fact that it has an important role to play in improving the performance of them. Realizing the application of ABC in small companies, an attempt has been made in this paper to study the application of ABC in a small company, viz. G.E. Mustill (GEM) Company Ltd that produces machines for photo framing industry. The project aims to develop an ABC system that will produce more accurate cost information of a 'Four Head Foiler', and provide information to a make or buy decision about different parts of the machine and to Activity-Based Management (ABM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 24th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering - Middlesex, UK
Duration: Sep 2 1998Sep 4 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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