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Changes in accountancy costs for Tasmanian SMEs implementing computerised accounting systems

Chaplin, Sally (2002) Changes in accountancy costs for Tasmanian SMEs implementing computerised accounting systems. In Enabling Organisations and Society through Information Systems : Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, School of Information Systems, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Abstract

There have been powerful incentives for Tasmanian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to adopt information technology to enable them to remain competitive and to comply with legislative regulations. This research study was undertaken to establish whether SMEs implementing computerised accounting systems have a subsequent change in their external accountancy fees. The research study employed a quantitative methodology using survey questionnaires. The study found that in less than 3% of cases SMEs reported a decrease in accountancy fees, in almost 45% of cases the organisation actually experienced a slight to substantial fee increase while 52% reported no change in accountancy fees.

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ID Code: 31829
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Accounting systems, Small and medium enterprises, System evaluation, User skills, SMEs
ISBN: 1862726159
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Sally Chaplin
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2010 08:23
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:58

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