Prepare a 2,000 word literature review on a specific management accounting technique of your choice (standard costing)
You should study at least three papers, published in peer-reviewed, academic journals, on a specific management accounting technique of your choice (standard costing). You are encouraged to discuss the appropriateness of your selection with your seminar tutor, or with the lecturer during Q&A sessions / office hour sessions.
The requirement is for you to write a 2,000 word paper comparing and commenting on the papers you have read. Your commentary should include an assessment of the assumptions underlying each paper, whether each is rational, interpretive or socio-political in nature.
Sources of data
Your research should consist of a review of papers published in relevant journals, available through the university library, including (but not limited to) the ones recommended for this course
Your topic may be any relevant management accounting technique, (standard costing)
Learning Outcomes to be Assessed
- Evaluate and apply contemporary theory and evidence to management practice.
- Understand the importance of both ethical and methodological assumptions for framing accounting knowledge and practice.