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Cost Accounting: A Pivotal Factor of Entrepreneurial Success


  • Salako, Mudashiru Abiodun
  • Yusuf, Sulaimon Aremu


This paper presents “Cost Accounting: A Pivotal Factor of Entrepreneurial Success". The aim of the paper was to link and delineate how the cost accounting objectives are instrumental to the entrepreneurs’ expression and entrepreneurial success. A simple qualitative approach is used in its analysis by developing a sound framework. The study concluded that entrepreneurial efforts will be a ruse if the cost accounting, considering its functions and objectives is relegated to the background. The planning, controlling and decision-making roles that cost accounting plays through its functions cannot be negotiated. The study gave a final word as its recommendation that the grades the entrepreneurship students received in cost accounting are not what matters, but the appreciation of the knowledge, skills and application of it in the real world is highly of practical value. Because, the true test of the entrepreneurial potential and ability to succeed as an entrepreneur is in the marketplace where you must be able to put to practice the cost accounting and other relevant skills you have garnered through erudition, but not in the classroom.

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  • Salako, Mudashiru Abiodun & Yusuf, Sulaimon Aremu, 2016. "Cost Accounting: A Pivotal Factor of Entrepreneurial Success," MPRA Paper 69101, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:69101

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    Entrepreneur; Entrepreneurial Success; Entrepreneurial potential; Cost Accounting.;

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

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