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Current State And Evolution Perspectives For Management Accounting In The Energy Sector By Implementing The Abc Method

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  • Rof Letitia Maria

    () (Universitatea 1 decembrie 1918 Alba Iulia, Facultate: de Stiinte)

  • Farcane Nicoleta

Abstract

Based on a controversial issue, namely determining and controlling costs in the energy sector, the present study falls within the scope of management accounting and control. This scientific approach was initiated as a result of personal research concerns in the area of accounting, starting from the need to know and quantify costs in a sector of the economy that is less exploited. The main objective of this scientific approach is to address the evolution of the energy sector in a national and international context, in terms of economy and finances, with the aim to underline the need to organize and conduct management accounting in this sector. We will present a few particularities of the energy system, the current status of implementation of a medium and long term strategy aimed at developing the energy sector, as well as the need to adopt modern costing methods in this sector, which ensure operative cost control and performance growth of the entities that operate in this sector. Information on the reviewed topic was conducted by studying the national and international literature in the field, by analyzing the associated legislation, by consulting specialized web-sites and various articles in the database. The main research methods used in this scientific approach were analysis and synthesis, and qualitative research was the type of used research. The results of the research will materialize in providing the necessary conditions for designing an econometric model for implementing the ABC method, the conceptual and ideological delimitation of the ABC method, the deepening of the positive and negative aspects that the implementation of the Activity Based Costing involves. The major implication for the researched field is ensuring success for the implementation of a modern costing method in the energy sector, underlining the shortcomings of the traditional costing methods. The added value of the paper consists in conducting a rigorous study of the current state of an overlooked sector of global economy and shaping trends in the evolution of energy costing.

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  • Rof Letitia Maria & Farcane Nicoleta, 2011. "Current State And Evolution Perspectives For Management Accounting In The Energy Sector By Implementing The Abc Method," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 653-660, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:1:p:653-660
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    Keywords

    energy sector; strategy; costing method; activities; operative control;

    JEL classification:

    • M40 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - General
    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting

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