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United States 89,360,080
Cases: 89,360,080
Deaths: 1,042,678
Recovered: 84,916,391
Active: 3,401,011
India 43,471,282
Cases: 43,471,282
Deaths: 525,139
Recovered: 42,836,906
Active: 109,237
Brazil 32,358,451
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Active: 840,135
France 31,083,859
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Active: 1,313,337
Germany 28,293,960
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Russia 18,433,394
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Spain 12,734,038
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Japan 9,329,520
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Active: 98,318
Australia 8,162,153
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Active: 247,128
Iran 7,238,126
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Recovered: 7,062,657
Active: 34,080
Colombia 6,175,181
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Active: 50,565
Indonesia 6,088,460
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Mexico 6,034,602
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Poland 6,015,634
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Active: 563,532
Portugal 5,171,236
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Deaths: 24,149
Recovered: 4,745,321
Active: 401,766
Ukraine 5,017,038
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Deaths: 108,638
Recovered: 4,906,519
Active: 1,881
North Korea 4,744,430
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Deaths: 73
Recovered: 4,736,220
Active: 8,137
Malaysia 4,566,055
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Deaths: 35,765
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Active: 29,434
Thailand 4,525,269
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Deaths: 30,667
Recovered: 4,470,490
Active: 24,112
Austria 4,438,883
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Deaths: 18,792
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Active: 105,151
Israel 4,344,800
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Active: 73,958
Belgium 4,225,222
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Deaths: 31,903
Recovered: 4,122,858
Active: 70,461
South Africa 3,993,843
Cases: 3,993,843
Deaths: 101,793
Recovered: 3,880,462
Active: 11,588

Empirical Investigation into Target Costing and Competitors Focused Accounting Practices of Selected Firms in Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria

Empirical Investigation into Target Costing and Competitors Focused Accounting Practices of Selected Firms in Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria

ABSTRACT

The study is aimed at investigating the effect of target costing on competitors focused accounting on accounting practices of selected firms in the Oil and gas industry. Survey design was adopted for this study. Copies of questionnaires were administered to 128 sample respondents. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to analyze data collected statistically at 5% or 0.05 level of significance to find out the effect of target costing on competitive advantage in oil and gas firms using difference in proportion, and in testing the hypotheses; Regression analysis was used, with the aid of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) software. The test showed that target costing enhances cost advantage in the oil and gas industry, despite some teething problems encountered by firms in adopting the technique. The researcher recommends that internally, coordination and involvement of financial and accounting professionals is needed to implement target costing and a close monitoring of marketing and quality control throughout the entire process in order to be a success. Moreover, senior management team should support and pay more attention to application of target costing to achieve the substantial reductions in production costs to strengthen competitiveness.

Keywords: Target Costing, Competition, Accounting Practices, Oil and Gas Industry

Authorship
Prof. Osisioma B. C.; Prof. Egbunike, Patrick Amaechi; Prof. Okafor, Tochukwu Gloria; Okoye, Henry Onyebuchi

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