The Effect of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) on Managing the Efficiency of Performance in Jordanian Manufacturing Corporations – An Analytical Study

Nabil Bashir Al-Halabi, Omar Fareed Shaqqour


The study explored the effect of  activity-based costing (ABC) on the efficiency of performance in Jordanian manufacturing corporations. A questionnaire form was designed and distributed to a sample of 72 managers in 20 manufacturing corporations, and data were collected and analyzed using EXCEL and SPSS packages. The results found  that the application of  ABC has a significant effect on managing resources, performance efficiency, cost reduction, and costs of unused capacity in Jordanian manufacturing corporations. The conclusion showed that ABC were able to differentiate between high and low volume products among different activities of manufacturing corporation in Jordan. The research also concluded that the main difficulties were in differentiating between value added and non value added activities, unclear strategies, and incomplete information for decision making processes, thus, whatever activity-slack existed more levels of cooperation also existed between members of the value chain (VC). The study recommended more application of the ABC in different corporations as proved its effect on pricing decisions, cost reduction and a competitive ability of corporations in different markets. 

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