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Managerial Uses of Accounting Information - Joel S. Demski

Managerial Uses of Accounting Information

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Published: 31st December 1996
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This book is an invitation to study managerial uses of accounting infonnation. Three themes run throughout. First, the accounting system is profitably thought of as a library of financial statistics. Answers to a variety of questions are unlikely to be found in prefabricated fonnat, but valuable infonnation awaits those equipped to in the accounting library is most interrogate the library. Second, the infonnation unlikely to be the only infonnation at the manger's disposal. So knowing how to combine accounting and nonaccounting bits of infonnation is an important, indeed indispensable, managerial skill. Finally, the role of a professional manager is emphasized. This is an individual with skill, talent, and imagination, an individual who brings professional quality skills to the ta sk of managing. This book also makes demands on the reader. It assumes the reader has had prior exposure to financial accounting, economics, statistics, and the economics of uncertainty (in the fonn of risk aversion and decision trees). A modest acquaintance with strategic, or equilibrium, modeling is also presumed, as is patience with abstract notation. The hook does not make deep mathematical demands on the reader. An acquaintance with linearprogramming and the ability to take a simple derivative are presumed. The major prerequisite is a tolerance for (if not a predisposition toward) abstract notation. This st yle and list of prerequisites are not matters of taste or author imposition.

Preface
Introduction
Classical Foundations
Financial Reporting Influences
Economic Behavior under Uncertainty
Product Costing
Product Costing: Heterogeneous Products
Standard Product Costs
Joint Costs and Cost Allocation
Alternative Costing Environments
Library Integrity: Internal Control
Framing Decisions
Applications of the Framing Principles
Extraction from the Accounting Library
Large versus Small Decisions: Short Run
Large versus Small Decisions: Long Run
Competitive Response
Library Procedures for Performance Evaluation
Managerial Performance Evaluation
Evaluation Based on Controllable Performance
Responsibility Accounting
Communication and Budget Participation
Coordination
Interdivision Coordination
A Dynamic Perspective
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780792398479
ISBN-10: 0792398475
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 31st December 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.6  x 3.61
Weight (kg): 0.93