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Title: Budget and budgetary controls as a tool for the evaluation of management performance: A case study of Anglogold Ashanti (Gh) Limited
Authors: Adjei, Emmanuel Kwasi
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2016
Abstract: The research enquired examined budgets and budgetary controls as a tool for the evaluation of management performance in AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi mine. The objective of the paper was to identify if there is a link between budgetary control and management performance. A descriptive case study approach was used for the study. Thirteen departmental heads of Anglogold Ashanti Limited were sampled using the purposive sampling technique. The researcher employed a descriptive study outline for information gathering. From the thirteen departmental heads of Anglogold Ashanti Limited sampled, a carefully designed questionnaire was used to elicit their response as per the subject matter of the study. The data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences with descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages. A regression analysis model was used to analyse the link between budgetary control and management performance. The study found that there is a positive relationship between budgetary control and management performance with budgetary control process and challenges in the control systems having the highest influence on management performance among the factors examined. Budgetary control features and human elements in budgetary control also had an influence on management performance but were not as pronounced as the factors in the control process and the challenges in the budgetary control systems. The study recommends that, the management of Anglogold Ashanti Limited must continually review their budget and budgetary control systems in order to ascertain its effectiveness. It also suggests for further research in the same sector but with a larger sample.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the School of Business, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance , 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8650
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