Resource margin accounting: An elucidation and preliminary empirical testing
The aim of this paper is to describe “resource margin accounting” (RMA) as a valuation framework in strategic analysis. The paper defines RMA as an improved framework for valuation in competitive strategy, relative to existing value-added and cash flow methods. The framework was tested on a sample of 300 US manufacturing companies between 1983 and 1998. The paper finds that the resource margin approach has greater explanatory power than traditional market-to-book valuation measures. The resource margin approach is methodologically and empirically superior to economic value-added (EVA) and cash flow models of valuation. The paper presents and tests a new valuation method: RMA.
Cash flow, Economic value added, Resource management, Accounting, Strategic audit, resource margin accounting
Business | Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
JOHNSON, Peter and THOMAS, Howard.
Resource margin accounting: An elucidation and preliminary empirical testing. (2007). Management Decision. 45, (3), 420-433. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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