Behavioral Implications of Budget Preparation: A Review and Future Research Context

  • Lutfa T Ferdous La Trobe University, Bundoora Vic-3083, Australia
Keywords: Behavioral Implications, Budget Preparation, Budgetary Process.


This paper discusses the development of the behavioral implications of budget preparation and provides suggestions for future research on budgetary slack and its negative impact on budget preparation and performance evaluation and its influence on budget preparers and users. This paper extends future research by focusing on the proposed research question and research model including developed and developing economies. In doing so, this paper identifies research questions where evidence remains mixed and new directions in which there are research opportunities.


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How to Cite
Ferdous, L. T. (2019). Behavioral Implications of Budget Preparation: A Review and Future Research Context. International Journal of Accounting & Finance Review, 4(1), 24-28.
Regular Research Article/ Short Communication Article