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Qatar University Graduate Al-Hanouf Al-Saiari Studies Management Accounting Practices in the Era of COVID-19 | Qatar University

Qatar University Graduate Al-Hanouf Al-Saiari Studies Management Accounting Practices in the Era of COVID-19

2022-07-06
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Al-Hanouf Mohammed Al-Saiari, Qatar University (QU) graduate from the Master of Accounting Science program at the College of Business and Economics, discussed her graduation research thesis entitled: Management Accounting Practices in the Era of Covid: Evidence from Health Care Services in Qatar. The thesis was supervised by: Dr. Osama Abdullatif, Associate Professor of Accounting at the College of Business and Economics, and Dr. Hossam Al-Damen, Associate Professor of Accounting.

The importance of this research thesis is as this study explores the role of management accounting practices and critical success factors in facing the COVID-19 crisis in health care services in the State of Qatar during the period (March 2020 to May 2021). The study used a qualitative approach by conducting interviews and analyzing published documents. The thesis also focused on three main activitie in health care services: medical services, supply chain management services, and human resource services.

Al-Saiari issued the following statement in response to the study's findings: “The results of the study indicate that management accounting methods have helped the investigated activities meet the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic. When it comes to making decisions and addressing the coronavirus issue, management accounting techniques have helped by providing relevant information. Additionally, five essential success elements for Qatar's healthcare system were highlighted.”

“This was the logical leadership, government support and cooperative relationships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, the tenacity and dedication of the personnel to their jobs, digitalization and technology, and emergency readiness in hospitals,” Al Hanouf continued. The findings give practitioners and policymakers insightful information regarding the usefulness of management accounting techniques in addressing issues related to corporate operations. The study also comes to the conclusion that it took the combined efforts of many actors who shared the same objectives and interests to address the problem successfully.

“My honorable professors, there are no words that fulfill your right, and words cannot express the extent of my gratitude and thanks to you, from you we learned persistence and on your hands we achieved success, Especially Dr. Osama Abdel Latif and Dr. Hossam Al Damen. You were the best role model for us in life, and you instilled in us many virtues that I will remember and try to implement throughout my life,” the graduate Al Hanouf wrote in a message to her professors.

Al-Hanouf called on the students of Qatar University to continue striving towards achieving their scientific and practical goals, stressing that nothing compares to the beauty of the joy of graduation and the pride of parents and loved ones. All students should always strive to provide the best because Qatar deserves the best.

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