Cornerstones of Cost Management / Edition 3

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Overview

Introduce students to the how and the why of cost management with Hansen/Mowen's CORNERSTONES OF COST MANAGEMENT! This text provides a strong foundation with its unique step-by-step Cornerstones learning system and asks them to take understanding to the next level by getting at the conceptual understanding that students often struggle to grasp.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285751788
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Series: Cornerstones Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1120
  • Sales rank: 761,465
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Don R. Hansen is Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting and a Regents Service Professor at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1977. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Brigham Young University. His research interests include activity-based costing and mathematical modeling. He has published articles in both accounting and engineering journals including THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW, THE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, ACCOUNTING HORIZONS, and IIE TRANSACTIONS. He has served on the editorial board of THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW. His outside interests include family, church activities, reading, movies, and watching sports.

Maryanne M. Mowen is Associate Professor Emerita of Accounting at Oklahoma State University. She currently teaches online classes in cost and management accounting for Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University. She brings an interdisciplinary perspective to teaching and writing in cost and management accounting, with degrees in history and economics. She has taught classes in ethics and the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on accountants. Her scholarly research is in the areas of management accounting, behavioral decision theory, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She has published articles in journals such as DECISION SCIENCE, THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND PSYCHOLOGY, and THE JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH. Dr. Mowen has served as a consultant to mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies and works with corporate controllers on management accounting issues. She is a member of the Northern New Mexico chapter of SCORE and serves as a counselor, assisting small and start-up businesses. Outside the classroom, she enjoys hiking, traveling, reading mysteries, and working crossword puzzles.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Cost Management. 2. Basic Cost Management Concepts. 3. Cost Behavior. 4. Activity-Based Costing. INTEGRATIVE EXERCISES. 5. Product and Service Costing: Job-Order System. 6. Process Costing. 7. Allocating Costs of Support Departments and Joint Products. 8. Budgeting for Planning and Control. 9. Standard Costing: A Functional-Based Control Approach. 10. Decentralization: Responsibility Accounting, Performance. Evaluation, and Transfer Pricing. INTEGRATIVE EXERCISES. 11. Strategic Cost Management. 12. Activity-Based Management. 13. The Balanced Scorecard: Strategic-Based Control. 14. Quality and Environmental Cost Management. 15. Lean Accounting and Productivity Measurement. INTEGRATIVE EXERCISES. 16. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis. 17. Activity Resource Usage Model and Tactical Decision Making. 18. Pricing and Profitability Analysis. 19. Capital Investment. 20. Inventory Management: Economic Order Quantity, JIT, and the Theory of Constraints. INTEGRATIVE EXERCISES. Glossary. Check Figures. Index.

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