Impact of accounting information on management

Wexiödisk AB is a producer of dishwashing machines for professional use. Its headquarter is located in Växjö and its products are present on the European, as well as the Japanese and Australian market. Currently the company is Scandinavian’s leading supplier in its business field. Since 2004, Wexiödisk belongs to an Italian group, called the Ali Group.For being a successful organisation, it is not only necessary to make decisions, but to implement the right ones. Wexiödisk’s present success, as shown in its leading position, can be led back among other things to a number of beneficial decisions. A decision is concerned with the selection of an action often out of a number of alternatives. In order to choose the right one, decision-makers need some guidance, which is partially provided by information gathered by management accounting. Tools used in the management accounting area are consequently considered as a helpful support.Also Wexiödisk focuses on some of these tools, including the costing system, profitability, costing tools and budgeting, which will be presented in this thesis. The costing system contributes to the available knowledge of costs, building the basis for several decisions, like determining prices. Profitability is used especially for decisions concerning discontinuing operations, whereas budgeting deals with the evaluation of investments.These financial information supports decisions made in Wexiödisk. Various decision-making models have been identified in literature to examine this process of decision-making. Out of this pool a sequential model was chosen to illustrate the decision-making steps in Wexiödisk. This model divides the decision-making process into several stages that follow each other. However, it will be illustrated that the decision-making process in Wexiödisk is a bit more complex and cannot be easily squeezed into these steps…


1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Problem discussion
1.3 Research question
1.4 Purpose
1.5 Limitations
2 Methodology
2.1 Research Journey
2.2 Preunderstanding
2.3 Approach
2.4 Case Study
2.5 Research Tools
2.5.1 Theoretical data collection
2.5.2 Empirical data collection
2.5.3 Defence of data collection methods
2.6 Value of the study
2.6.1 Construct validity
2.6.2 Internal validity
2.6.3 External validity
2.6.4 Reliability
3 Theory
3.1 Nature, scope and purpose of management accounting
3.2 The decision-making process
3.2.1 Planning Process
3.2.2 Control process
3.2.3 Limitations of Drury’s model
3.2.4 Short-term decisions and long-term decisions
3.3 Management accounting & decision-making
3.4 Definitions of cost terms
3.5 Tools for decision-making
3.5.1 Cost accounting system
3.5.2 Further decision-making tools Pricing and competition Profitability Capital budgeting
4 Field Study
4.1 Company Presentation
4.1.1 Strategy and mission
4.1.2 History
4.1.3 The Ali Group
4.1.4 The departments
4.2 Research participants and Surrounding
4.3 Interview contents
4.3.1 General information about accounting and decision-making
4.3.2 Tools for decision making
5. Analysis
5.1 Accounting tools in use
5.1.1 Cost accounting system
5.1.2 Pricing and competition
5.1.3 Profitability
5.1.4 Capital budgeting
5.2 Role of accounting information in the decision-making process
5.2.1 The decision-making process Planning Process Control Process
6. Conclusion
6.1. Recommendations and further research
6.2. Own Reflections

Author: Mayr, Adelheid,Lengauer, Vera,Parasote, Sandie

Source: Vaxjo University

Download URL 2: Visit Now

Leave a Comment