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Sustaining Competitiveness in a Liberalized Economy

The Role of Accounting

Editor(s): Ruhanita Maelah

Book Description

The International Management Accounting Conference 4 was held in August 2007 in Kuala Lumpur to discuss issues pertaining to the role of accounting in liberalized economy.

From the conference, it was clear that liberalized economy does impact the direction, nature and practices of accounting. In response to these challenges, accounting must play a proactive and relevant role to sustain the competitiveness of companies in the business environment. Therefore it is the intention of the conference organizers to share the issues, problems and challenges in sustaining competitiveness in liberalized economy with a larger audience through the publication of this book. The book is organized in the following themes:
 Cost and Information Management
 Performance Measurement
 Strategic Alliance

The articles included in this book were selected from the papers reviewed and presented at the International Management Accounting Conference 4. The articles were written based on research findings of studies conducted in several countries including Malaysia, New Zealand, Indonesia, UK, India, Saudi Arabia and Botswana. Therefore they are expected to have high academic value, each complete with literature review, methodology, data analysis and references. Even though that is the case, the papers have been carefully chosen and edited for mass readers. This book is suitable for researchers, academicians, graduate students, and practitioners with interest in business, economics and accounting:


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0618-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0618-8
Date of Publication: 01/06/2009
Pages / Size: 345 / A5
Price: £44.99


RUHANITA MAELAH is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She has been in this profession for more than fifteen years, specializing in costing and management accounting areas. She also lends her expertise to various external organizations including the Education Ministry, and Malaysian Examination Council. She facilitates various entrepreneur training programs and executive classes. Her current research activities include investigating strategic management accounting practices in service organizations, usage of management accounting information among the small and medium enterprises, and risk and control in accounting outsourcing. These studies aim to assist Malaysian commercial organizations to develop competitive advantage in the business environment and provide input to the government in their policy setting activities.