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Standard cost model: three different paths and their common problems

Torriti, J. (2012) Standard cost model: three different paths and their common problems. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 8 (1). pp. 90-108. ISSN 1815-347X

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Abstract/Summary

Red tape is not desirable as it impedes business growth. Relief from the administrative burdens that businesses face due to legislation can benefit the whole economy, especially at times of recession. However, recent governmental initiatives aimed at reducing administrative burdens have encountered some success, but also failures. This article compares three national initiatives - in the Netherlands, UK and Italy - aimed at cutting red tape by using the Standard Cost Model. Findings highlight the factors affecting the outcomes of measurement and reduction plans and ways to improve the Standard Cost Model methodology.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:31475
Publisher:University Association for Contemporary European Studies

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