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Comment garantir l’homogénéité globale dans la méthode UVA ? Deux études de cas

  • Michel Gervais


    (Université de Rennes 1)

  • Yves Levant


    (Université de Lille 1 et Lille Graduate School of Management)

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    (VF)Depuis longtemps, on a tenté de mettre au point des méthodes de calcul de coûts reposant sur des équivalences. Même si elle n’a connu qu’une diffusion limitée, la méthode UVA semble être celle qui est la plus conceptualisée. Dans cet article, nous nous sommes interrogés sur les circonstances où il est nécessaire de l’actualiser. Les observations tirées de deux études de cas montrent qu’une actualisation des modifications significatives suffit pour que la méthode garde sa pertinence. Une bonne maîtrise de la composante technique apparaît également indispensable. L’informatisation est enfin un élément clé de la validité de la méthode. (VA)Attempts have been made in the past to develop methods of cost calculation using equivalences. The UVA method appears to be the most conceptualized one, even though it has not been widely diffused. In this article, we examine the circumstances in which it needs to be updated, that is to say, what are the needs of maintenance for the method to remain relevant. The observations made in the context of two case studies show that the updating of only meaningful modifications is sufficient to assure relevance. Knowledge of technical components concerning the way the company operates is also essential. Lastly, computerization is a key element in the workings of the method.

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    Volume (Year): 10 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 43-73

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