The Relationship between Target Costing Method and Pricing -Development of Products in Industrial Companies

Shadi Maher Al-Khasawneh(1*), Talal Souliman Jrairah(2), Wan Anisah Endut(3), Nik Mohd Norfadzilah Nik Mohd Rashid(4),


(1) Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
(2) Faculty of Business, Philadelphia University, Jordan
(3) Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
(4) Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study aimed at identifying the relationship between target costing method in product pricing, as well as identify the relationship of target costing in products development in industrial companies operating at Al-Hassan industrial zone located in Irbid. The population of this study was 51 companies which implement the target costing method. Out of those 51 companies, 35 companies were randomly chosen to participate in this study. The questionnaire has been prepared and distributed to financial managers, production managers, marketing managers, and accountants, where each company got 4 questionnaires. One sample T-test in SPSS was used to examine the hypotheses of this study. The results revealed that the application of target costing method leads to pricing products, as well as that the application of target costing system leads to the development of products in industrial companies operating at Al-Hassan industrial zone.

Keywords

Target Costing, Development of Products, Pricing of Products.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15294/ibarj.v3i2.59

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