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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Mistry, Kirtan Shirishkumar
URN etd-05152011-143810
Document Title Factors influencing effective cost management within South Africa’s retail banking sector
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Ms T Pieterse Supervisor
  • cost management
  • strategy
  • activity based costing
  • banking
Date 2010-11-10
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Today, organisations are faced with drastic economic challenges which include, the global financial crisis, credit crunch, globalisation and increased competitive forces. As market share shrinks, organisations strive to find new customers, and increase its bottom line, by adequately managing costs.

The objective of cost management practices is to ensure that organisations have a true understanding of costs, so that it can continuously make the right decisions with regards to product mix, price and market.

This research uses a qualitative methodology to uncover how the South African banks currently use costing principles. This is achieved through semi-structured long interviews with individuals, who are directly responsible for this function within their respective organisation.

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Mistry, KS 2010, Factors influencing effective cost management within South Africa’s retail banking sector, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05152011-143810/>


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