Всего статей в данном разделе : 61
Activity-based Costing as a Method for Assessing the Economics of Modularization - A Case Study and Beyond [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Jesper Thyssen, Poul Israelsen, Brian Jorgensen International Journal of Production Economics. 2006.
The paper accounts for an Activity-Based Costing (ABC) analysis supporting decision-making concerning product modularity. The ABC analysis carried out is communicated to decision-makers by telling how much higher the variable cost of the multi-purpose module can be compared to the average variable cost for the product-unique modules that it substitutes to break even in total cost. The analysis provides the platform for stating three general rules of cost efficiency of modularization, which in combination identify the highest profit potential of product modularization. Finally the analysis points to problems of using ABC in costing modularity, i.e. handling of R&D costs and identification of product profitability upon an enhanced modularization.
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Xavier Adsera, Pere Vinolas Financial Analysts Journal. 2003. Vol. 59. No. 2.
This paper presents a financial and economic approach to valuation. In addition to traditional discounted cash flow methods, one family of valuation models, economic value added (EVA) and other franchise factor approaches, has become a favorite methodology for corporate valuation. In EVA approaches, the key value driver is the spread between the return on the existing investments and their average cost of capital. Therefore, this approach focuses on the left-hand side of the balance sheet. The important aspect of this issue is not its technical interest or which of the different values of a company is correct, but what the value drivers are that each method identifies
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006James S. Wallace Journal of Accounting and Economics. 1997. Vol. 24. No. 3. P. 275-300 .
Managers, consultants, and the financial press assert that compensation plans based on residual income change managers' behavior. This assertion is empirically tested by selecting a sample of firms that began using a residual income performance measure in their compensation plans and comparing their performance to a control sample of firms that continue to use traditional accounting earnings-based incentives. The results generally support the adage ‘you get what you measure and reward'. The results also support many hypothesized managerial actions associated with residual income-based performance measure incentives.
A Further Study of Depreciation [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 03-10-2003Harold Jr. Bierman The Accounting Review. 1966. Vol. 41. No. 2. P. 271-274.
"In that article I suggested that the depreciation charge for a period is related to the expectations at the time of purchase and that the purchase of an asset is actually the purchase of future cash proceeds. These cash proceeds then become the basis for the depreciation calculation. This paper will refine the definition of "cash proceeds" with the objective of making the accounting for the events consistent with the decision-making procedures..."
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Richard S. Warr Journal of Economics and Business. 2005. Vol. 57. No. 2. P. 119-137.
Proponents of economic value added (EVA) argue that changes in the metric accurately measure changes in the performance of a firm or business unit through time and therefore can represent a reliable measure of managerial effectiveness. However, inflation distorts EVA through the operating profit, the cost of capital, and the capital base and these distortions have the potential to result in inefficient investment and compensation outcomes. Using an inflation-corrected EVA metric, I measure the sensitivity of EVA to the level of, and changes in, inflation for a large sample of US stocks and find evidence of significant inflation induced distortions.
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Jonathan K. Kramer, Jonathan R. Peters Journal of Applied Finance. 2001. Vol. 11. No. 1. P. 41-50.
Companies worldwide use the financial metric Economic Value Added (EVAR) to help then assess their financial performance. However researchers speculate that EVA is better suited to traditional manufacturing businesses than to knowledge-based businesses. This study empirically rests the relation between capital intensity and EVA's ability to serve as an effective proxy of market value added. We find that EVA is no less "at home" in the information economy than it is in traditional manufacturing businesses. However, our results do indicate that in most of the industries studied, the marginal costs of using EVA as a proxy for market value added are not justified by any marginal benefits.
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Lyndal Drennan, Michael Kelly Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 2002. Vol. 13. No. 3. P. 311-331.
Research dealing with the implementation of system changes such as activity-based costing (ABC) systems is founded largely on a presumption that the motivation for the innovation is economic. The definition of success or failure then rests on the project’s reaching a stage of implementation where the new data are used in routine and/or unforeseen ways to improve economic efficiency. This paper presents a view of an ABC project where complex motivations, both economic and institutional, are identified, these held in turn by different groups within the organization as well as external groups likely to be affected by the project. Seen in terms of its institutional motivations, the project, documented in an internal review as a failure because it was abandoned without using the data, can be defined as a success by at least some of the affected groups.
Assessing Empirical Research in Managerial Accounting: A Value-Based Management Perspective [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Christopher D. Ittner, David F. Larcker Journal of Accounting and Economics. 2001. Vol. 32. No. 1-3. P. 349-410 .
This paper applies a value-based management framework to critically review empirical research in managerial accounting. This framework enables us to place the exceptionally diverse set of managerial accounting studies from the past several decades into an integrated structure. Our synthesis highlights the many consistent results in prior research, identifies remaining gaps and inconsistencies, discusses common methodological and econometric problems, and suggests fruitful avenues for future managerial accounting research.
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Financial Analysis, Planning & Reporting. 2003. Vol. 3. No. 11. P. 1-12.
Recommends the cash flow return on investment (CFROI) and gross investment technique in measuring corporate growth. Characteristics of CFROI; Limitations of the EBITDA analysis; Best method for determining future stock prices.
Blockholder Ownership: Effects on Firm Value in Market and Control Based Governance Systems [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 14-06-2006Steen Thomsen, Torben Pedersen, Hans Kurt Kvist Journal of Corporate Finance. 2006. Vol. 12. No. 2. P. 246-269.
In this study, Granger tests are used to examine the relationship between blockholder ownership and the values of the largest companies in the European Union and the US. Previous studies on US data have found that blockholder ownership has no systematic effect on performance. We propose that these results may not apply to Continental Europe, where ownership concentration is typically higher, the level of investor protection is lower, and influential blockholders may have objectives other than shareholder value. In accordance with previous research, we find no significant association between blockholder ownership and prior or subsequent firm value in either the US or the UK. Nonetheless, in Continental Europe we find a negative association between blockholder ownership and firm value or accounting returns in the next period. Further analysis reveals that this association is significant only for companies with high initial levels of blockholder ownership (>10%). We interpret this finding as evidence of conflicts of interest between blockholders and minority investors. The percentage of blockholder ownership in Continental Europe may be too high from a minority shareholder value viewpoint.
Control Systems in Multibusiness Companies: From Performance Management to Strategic Management [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Fredrik Nilsson, Nils-Goran Olve European Management Journal. 2001. Vol. 19. No. 4. P. 344-358.
This article discusses the role of control systems in multibusiness companies. The focus is on formulation and implementation of corporate and business unit strategies. Three widely used categories of control models are discussed: (1) models for performance management, (2) models for value-based management, and (3) models for strategic management. The discussion is based upon central normative texts and examples from applications in Nordic companies. The description and discussion of the control models and their features should facilitate decision-making on the design and use of control systems in multibusiness companies.
Опубликовано на портале: 14-06-2006J. R. Franks, J. J. Pringle Journal of Finance. 1982. Vol. 37. No. 3. P. 751-763.
In this paper we consider the role of financial intermediaries in the valuation of firms and projects. We show that security prices should reflect both used and unused debt capacity if some corporations can act as financial intermediaries and can capture the tax benefits of debt capacity unused by the operating firm. We also provide some reasons why the value of the firm might be increased if the financing and operating risks of the firm are separated and financial intermediaries issue debt rather than the unit operating the asset.
Discussion of EVA versus Earnings: Does It Matter Which Is More Highly Correlated with Stock Returns? [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Madhav V. Rajan Journal of Accounting Research. 2000. Vol. 38. P. 247-254.
A distinctive feature of the paper is its use of both theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding EVA. The authors first analyze a principal-agent model using certaine parametric assumptions. They model EVA and accounting earnings as two distinct, noisy perfomance measures of the same uderlying construct, with both measures providing information to the principal about the agent's action choices. They subsequently derive a theoretical expression for the percentage value-added contributed by using EVA as a measure for evaluating managerial perfomance. A key finding is that this expression can be restated as a function of the observed correlations of each of the metrics with stock price. In the second part of the paper, the authors estimate this value for their sample of firms using time-series data, and then correlate the estimates cross-sectionally with the decision to adopt EVA by these firms. In support of the theoretical results, the authors find a positive association, after controlling for other factors such as size, leverage, and growth oppportunities.
Опубликовано на портале: 03-10-2003Philip G. Berger, Eli Ofek Journal of Financial Economics. 1995. Vol. 37. No. 1. P. 39-65.
In this article estimates diversification's effect on firm value by imputing stand-alone values for individual business segments. Comparing the sum of these stand-alone values to the firm's actual value implies a 13% to 15% average value loss from diversification during 1986-1991. The value loss is smaller when the segments of the diversified firm are in the same two-digit SIC code. We find that overinvestment and cross-subsidization contribute to the value loss. The loss is reduced modestly by tax benefits of diversification.
Опубликовано на портале: 21-06-2006Jan Mouritsen Management Accounting Research. 1998. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 461-482.
This paper compares and contrasts Economic Value Added (EVATM) and Intellectual Capital (IC) as two technologies of managing oriented towards encouraging growth. The analysis suggests that EVATMand IC contrasts greatly. EVATMis a financial management system based on radical delegation and ‘empowerment’ and which therefore directs attention to the results created by managers. Based on financial micro-theory, EVATMis a performance measure that attempts to account more properly for the cost of capital, but more than that, it is also a management control system which seeks to create radically independent business units and minimize corporate staff. IC is a different control system concerned to encourage endogenous growth implemented via loosely coupled sets of non-financial measurements that become strong via stories and metaphors about the post-modern firm in the post-modern world. Here, based on theories of organizational knowledge and competence development, emphasis is put on mobilizing white collar productivity and creativity based on some form of evolutionary economics or resource-based theory. While EVATMlooks to managers as the movers of change, IC seems more systematically to promote the creativity possessed by employees