Why management accounting systems have become ‘stagnant’ in organisations

In their influential book, ‘Relevance Lost, Rise and fall of Management Accounting’, Thomas Johnson and Robert Kaplan (J&K), came up with the reasons of why management accounting systems have become ‘stagnant’ in organizations and their negative consequences. 

Please write an essay, analysing J&K’s argument, contrasting it with alternative perspectives advanced by Ezzamel et al (1990) and Hopper and Armstrong (1991), and whether you agree or disagree with J&K based on a wider reading of the relevant literature.

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