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A Statistical Activity Cost Analysis of the Relationship Between Physical and Financial Aspects of Fixed Assets

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Colin, A and Falta, M and Su, S and Turner, L and Willett, RJ and Wolff, R, A Statistical Activity Cost Analysis of the Relationship Between Physical and Financial Aspects of Fixed Assets, Engineering Asset Management Proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM), 11-14 July 2006, Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 392-399. ISBN 1-84628-583-6 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-84628-814-2_43

Abstract

In this paper, Statistical Activity Cost Analysis (SACA) is used to identify the interaction of mutually dependent physical and financial aspects of a fixed asset-like system configuration. The novelty of the approach is, having established a rational description of the uncertainty inherent in both domains, the analysis of their interaction. Little research to date has investigated the duality of engineering and accounting aspects, in a statistical setting. Our approach is conceptual rather than empirical. We use an illustrative 4-component model, a) to explain the concept of SACA by means of a software demonstration tool, b) to relate financial issues of cost to engineering asset capacity to perform specified tasks, and c) to demonstrate how to produce quantified measures of return and risk, both of which are relevant in areas of life-cycle analysis, budgeting and planning decision-making.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Research Field:Accounting Theory and Standards
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
Author:Willett, RJ (Professor Roger Willett)
ID Code:71272
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-07-12
Last Modified:2012-03-02
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