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Activity Based Costing and the Theory of Constraints Are, Respectively, Overhead Absorption Costing and Marginal Costing in a Different Guise

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BRUNEL BUSINESS SCHOOL
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Module Code
MG2134
Module Title
Management Accounting
Module leader
Tony Tollington

Student ID number
0617484

Degree Programme (e.g. Business and Management (General))
Business Management and Accounting

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Activity Based Costing and the Theory of Constraints are, respectively, Overhead Absorption Costing and Marginal Costing in a different guise

Introduction

In this assignment I will be investigating the assertion that Activity Based Costing and the Theory of Constraints are, respectively, Overhead Absorption Costing and Marginal Costing in a different guise. To analyse this statement I will compare ABC with Overhead Absorption Costing and Theory of Constraints with Marginal Costing. All of these methods are well know and generally used in organisations, however Activity Based Costing and Theory of Constraints are relatively new methods, as both were developed in around 1970s whereas the other two are more than seventy years old. This is why it will be interesting to see how those methods compare, whether older methods will be still relevant and can they really be replaced by more contemporary techniques if those methods are alternative to each other. The results should show similarities and differences between each method used in cost and management...