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APPLICATION OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING PRACTICES IN DECISION MAKING PROCESS AMONG SELECTED MANUFACTURING FIRMS

(A CASE STUDY OF THREE (3) SELECTED INDUSTRIES IN ASABA, DELTA STATE)

ABSTRACT

This project examines the application of management accounting practices in decision making process in some selected manufacturing firms. The project also examines some of the limitations in management accounting practices in applying some techniques with a view to promoting its adoption and practice. The research methodology used in the study was primary and secondary data. Primary data constitute questionnaire (structured and unstructured questions were designed), while secondary data were from published materials. Data presentation and analysis were done using tables and percentages, while hypothesis were tested using chi-square. Based on the findings, the result showed that the provision of management accounting information results in quanlity decision making in the sampled manufacturing firms. Thereafter, recommendations were made as follows based on the problem of the study. There should be creation of awareness of the benefits and importance of applying these practices. In addition, proper planning and promotions must be done by professional accounting bodies such as the chartered institute of management accountant (CIMA), Institute of chartered accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) etc., and also organizing seminars and workshops on management accounting practice which will further enhance and promote its practice in Nigeria.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Title Page ……………………………………………………………    i

 

Approval Page ……………………………………………………….   ii

 

Dedication …………………………………………………………..    iii

 

Acknowledgement ………………………………………………….    iv

 

Abstract ……………………………………………………………...   v

 

Table of contents …………………………………………………….  vi

 

List of Tables ………………………………………………………..   ix

 

1.0     Introduction ………………………………………………..…   1

 

1.1     Overview of the Study    ……………………………………..   1

 

1.2     Statement of Problem     ……………………………………..   5

 

1.3     Objectives of the Study   ……………………………………..   6

 

1.4     Research Questions        ……………………………………..   7

 

1.5     Hypothesis   …………………………………………………..    8

 

1.6     Scope of the Study         …………………………………….    9

 

1.7     Significance of the Study         ……………………………..     9

 

1.8     Limitation of the Study    …………………………………….    10

 

1.9     Definition of Terms ………………………………………….    10

 

1.10   Organisation of the Study         ……………………………...    12

 

1.11   Summary    …………………………………………………..    13

 

1.12   References  …………………………………………………..    14

 

CHAPTER TWO

 

2.0     Literature Review  ……………………………………………    16

 

2.1     Conceptual Framework   …………………………………….    16

 

2.11 Empirical Reviews …………………………………………..       50

 

2,12   Theoretical Framework ………………………………………   53

 

2.4     Summary    ………………………………………………….     56

 

2.5     Reference    ………………………………………………….     57

 

CHAPTER THREE

 

3.0     Research Design and Methodology     ………………………     59

 

3.1     Introduction          …………………………………………..     59

 

3.2     Research Design   …………………………………………..     60

 

3.3     Population and Sample Size ………………………………...     60

 

3.4     Sample Techniques         ……………………………………     61

 

3.5     Methods of Data Collection      …………………………..        61

 

3.6     Techniques of Data Collection  …………………………..        62

 

3.7     References  ……………………………………………….        64

 

CHAPTER FOUR

 

4.0     Data Presentation and Analysis           ……………………        65

 

4.1     Introduction          …………………………………………       65

 

4.2     Data Presentation  …………………………………………       66

 

4.3     Data Analysis        …………………………………………       80

 

4.4     Test of hypothesis …………………………………………       80

 

References …………………………………………………       85

 

 

CHAPTER FIVE

 

5.0     Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations      ……….       86

 

5.1     Discussion of findings    ………………………………….        86

 

5.2     Conclusion  ………………………………………………..       90

 

5.3     Recommendation   …………………………………………       91

 

5.4     Future Research    …………………………………………       93

 

5.5     Bibliography …………………………………………       94

 

5.6     Appendix     ………………………………………………..       97

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