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National League against Cancer of Guatemala
Journal of Business Research
  • Roberto Mendoza
  • Carlos Martinez
  • Mauricio A. Melgarejo, Butler University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2016
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.11.020
Abstract

This case introduces students to the conceptual framework of the Activity Based Costing (ABC) system applied to a health service organization. The case was written by documenting a real situation faced by the controller of the National League against Cancer in Guatemala (LNNCG). The controller wanted to improve the costing system of the various units of the League, but focuses on those of the surgical and hospitalization divisions. Even though both areas were separate costing centers, they shared some significant costs. The case allows for an in-depth discussion of cost classifications, cost drivers, allocating rates, and the managerial implications of developing a new costing system.

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Citation Information
Roberto Mendoza, Carlos Martinez and Mauricio A. Melgarejo. "National League against Cancer of Guatemala" Journal of Business Research Vol. 69 Iss. 9 (2016) p. 3886 - 3891
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mauricio-melgarejo/8/