ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING ON THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN VIETNAM
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Environmental management accounting (EMA), as part of environmental accounting, may assist managements to assess environmental impacts of organizations’ activities, particularly by providing environmental information for making decision. However, in Vietnam, the implementation of EMA is affected not only by pressure (coercive and/or normative) factors such as Government pollution standards, membership of VAMA etc but also by benefit and barriers when implementing EMA. This study found that in Vietnamese automobile enterprises, the possibility of EMA implementation was driven by some elements such as a motivation to reduce product costs, reactions to environmental issues, compliance to legislation, procedures and processes in the working environment which they are in business.