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Overview

Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, by Blocher/Stout/Juras/Cokins is dedicated to answering the question: Why Cost Management? Blocher et al. provide the cost-management tools and techniques needed to support an organisation&#39s competitiveness, improve its performance, and help the organisation accomplish its strategy. The text is written to help students understand the broader role of cost accounting in helping an organisation succeed - and not just the measurement of costs. While the text does include coverage of traditional costing topics (e.g., job-order costing, process costing, service-department cost allocations, and accounting for joint and by-products), its primary strength is the linkage of these topics, as well as more contemporary topics, to an organisation&#39s strategy. This message is reinforced by a dynamic author team, all four of whom have close ties to current cost management practice.

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An undergraduate textbook on cost management that aims to demonstrate to students the critical role cost management information plays in the overall success of an organization. Coverage includes contemporary cost management concepts, management planning and decision making, cost management systems, cost accounting and operational control, and management control. The included supplement contains an extensive set of longer cases pertaining to a variety of topics covered in the main text, and readings intended to give students more background into the evolution of strategic cost management topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071112109
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 930

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to Cost Management

1. Cost Management and Strategy

2. Implementing Strategy: The Balanced Scorecard and the Value Chain

3. Basic Cost Concepts

4. Job Order Costing

5. Activity-Based Costing and Management

Part Two: Planning and Decision Making

6. Cost Elimination

7. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

8. Strategy and the Master Budget

9. Decision Making with Relevant Costs and a Strategic Emphasis

10. Cost Planning for the Product Life Cycle: Target Costing, Theory

Part Three: Process Costing and Cost Allocation

11. Process Costing

12. Cost Allocation: Service Departments and Joint Product Costs

Part Four: Operational Control

The Flexible Budget and Standard Costing: Direct Materials and Direct Labor

14. Standard Costing: Factory Overhead

15. Productivity, Marketing Effectiveness, and Strategic Profitability Analysis

16. Total Quality Management

Part Five: Management Control

17. Management Control and Strategic Performance Measurement

18. Strategic Investment Units and Transfer Pricing

Part Six: Advanced Topics in Cost Management

19. Management Compensation and Business Valuation

20. Capital Budgeting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    Terrible

    This book is really bad. There are no solutions at the end of the book to help students, to check their work. I would not recomend this book at all.

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