Effectiveness of accounting information for managers decision making in Government executive agencies: the case of Medical Stores Department

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Date
2006
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University of Dar es salaam
Abstract
This study attempted to evaluate to what extent the managers in government executive agencies use accounting information in decision making. Specifically it sought to examine the ways used in decision quality to decision made in relation to the use of accounting information and the impact on achieving quality decisions. In order to be familiar with accounting information that explained the definition, features, application, management and the importance of accounting information in decision making. Also previous researchers on accounting information was done to find the knowledge gap. In terms of research methodology this study applied qualitative approach. The study was conducted at Medical store Department-Keko Mwanga Ilala District, Dar es Salaam. The sample for this study comprised of ten top managers, fifteen middle managers. Fifteen first front line managers and eight other workers. The methods used to collect data from those respondents were documentary review interview, observation and focus group discussion. The data collected were firstly presented as they ere collected, then they were categorized into groups assessed, interpreted, critically discussed and lastly they were organized and reported. Generally, the data were analyzed and found that were was ineffective use of accounting information in decision making in Medical Store Department. Therefore, the study recommended that there should be a strict evaluation system to crosscheck if the plans, implementations are done according to accounting information in the agency and it must be done by participatory method.
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Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr.Wilbert Chagula Library, class mark (THS EAF HF5657.4M93)
Keywords
Accounting, Management information system, Business enterprises, Managerial accounting, Medical store departiment
Citation
Mwanga, M. R (2006) Effectiveness of accounting information for managers decision making in Government executive agencies: the case of Medical Stores Department, Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.