Improving the cost information management system: The case study of defense materials industry in Korea

Jae Hun Moon, Young Jun Kim, In Shik Seol

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This study shows how to develop and apply an objective cost equation model through accounting engineering approach with the focus on indirect processing costs. The authors provide a cost estimation method that can be used by both government and contractors to predict and calculate reasonable processing costs acceptable by both parties. By applying the suggested approach, both parties can utilize the future estimated cost or target cost as a basic cost for planning, budgeting, bid pricing and contract pricing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalActual Problems of Economics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Ceiling price
  • Cost management
  • Defense sector
  • Indirect cost
  • Private contractors
  • Target cost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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